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Māori Centre - Te Huka Mātauraka

Maori Centre Pounamu LogoMāori Centre Website

Tēnei rā te mihi atu ki a koe, otirā, ki a koutou katoa kua tae mai ki tēnei wāhanga o te ipurangi kimi kōrero ai mō ngā mahi e haria ana i Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo. Nō reira,nau mai, haere mai . Kia kaha mai ki te kimi i ngā whakamārama mō ngā akoranga e pīrangi ana koe. Ko tō mātou hiahia kei tō mātou nei Whare Wānanga ngā akoranga e hāngai ana ki tāu e hiahia ai.

The Māori Centre is a support service for all students of iwi descent. The Centre aims to encourage Iwi Māori to participate and succeed in tertiary education. The Centre offers support for academic, cultural and social needs from pre-enrolment through to graduation and operates from a kaupapa Māori base (Māori philosophy) and provides services such as:

Liaison Academic Resources
  • Recruitment/school visits
  • Turaka Hou
  • Scholarships/Grants
  • Student support groups
  • Welfare advice
  • Iwi/Community networks
  • Supplementary tutorials
  • Mentoring support
  • Study skills
  • Exam preparation
  • Peer study groups
  • Divisional support
  • Library books
  • Old examination papers
  • Lecture notes
  • TV, Video & OHP
  • Study & seminar rooms

The Māori Centre will also give you the opportunity to meet other Māori students and whanaunga studying at Otago.

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Te Roopu Māori - Māori Students AssociationTe Roopu Maori Logo

Te Roopu is the Māori Student Association at The University of Otago. As the Māori Student Association on campus we represent all Māori Students. Te Roopu Māori is the parallel student association to (OUSA) Otago University Students Association).

For further information about Te Roopu Māori contact

Tumuaki - President
Tel 03 479 8563

Te Roopu Māori Website


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Māori Student Support Officers - Kaiāwhina Māori

Māori Student Support Officer (Otago Business School) - Kaiārahi Māori

Corey Bragg (part-time)

Corey is passionate about supporting Māori aspirations and contributing to the success and wellbeing of Māori. He works at the Otago Business School to support the needs of both students and staff, and connecting with Māori business networks.
Tel 64 3 479 5432

Māori Student Support Officer (Otago Business School) - Kaiāwhina Māori

Lisa Pohatu (part-time)

Lisa’s provides support to students especially as they start their study. She also works with the new Māori student group which has some exciting ideas to become a relevant network for Māori students in the School.
Tel 64 3 479 5342

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Māori Student Support Officer (Division of Humanities) - Kaiāwhina Māori

Tēnā koutou katoa

Ana RangiAna Rangi

My name is Ana Rangi and I am the Kaiāwhina Māori - Māori Student Support Officer in the Humanities Division. I am of Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Kahungunu/Whakatōhea/Ngāti Kuia/Ngāti Koata descent, and originally from Christchurch.

I have a BA (Māori/Japanese) from Canterbury University and have also done postgraduate study in Māori Development at Massey University.

I look forward to meeting you and helping where possible.


Tel 64 3 479 8681
Fax 64 3 479 5024
Office: 5C9, 5th Floor, Whare Kete Aronui - Arts Building
95 Albany Street, Dunedin

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Kaitautoko Whakamātau (Division of Sciences)

Dr Stephen Scott is the Division's Kaitautoko Whakamātau.

He and Rose Harrison co-ordinate student support initiatives in the departments, and Stephen is available to talk to departments and researchers about increasing the profile of things Māori. Stephen is working with Te Huka Mataurāka and the Student Learning Centre to explore the effectiveness of the way we support Māori students in their first year in the Division of Sciences, and also in Health Sciences.

You can contact Stephen by email at

Website: Māori Support Services - (Division of Sciences)

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