Helpful links for Māori students
- Māori Students' Support Services
- Bridging Scholarships for students intending to proceed to Masters and PhD research
- Pānui - events
- Using Māori at the University
- Whānau Guide (PDF)
- Pacific Students Support
Kaiāwhina Māori — Māori Student Support Officers
The Division of Humanities Kaiāwhina Māori network is here to help students:
- access academic and pastoral support
- provide assistance with advocacy and scholarships,
- and liaise with Humanities departments regarding things Māori.
Our Divisional Kaiāwhina work with a team of Kaiāwhina across the Division.
Tēnā koutou katoa
The Kaiāwhina Māori role is jointly filled by Jovan Mokaraka-Harris and Ella Walsh.
Kia ora mai tātou,
Niniwa ki te raki, Arai Te Uru ki te tonga.
Ko te Whīkiti o Tupoto nga pae maunga.
E rere mai nga uaua i roto i Te Awanui o Hokianga.
He uri au no ērā hapori arā ko Jovan James Mokaraka-Harris tōku ingoa.
Sharing my role with Ella, I am very humbled to be one of two Kaiāwhina Māori within the Division of Humanities.
I am currently in the first year of my Geography PhD. Throughout postgraduate studies my research background and interests have revolved around indigenous geographies and how both indigenous political and knowledge structures have changed overtime and impacted indigenous aspirations and development. Ella and I are both here to support humanities tauira (students) and to tautoko their academic studies and journey through university.
Ko Ngāpuhi tōku iwi.
No Tāmaki Makaurau ahau, engari kei Ōtepōti tōku kāinga.
Ko Ella Walsh tōku ingoa.
I am very privileged to be in this role alongside Jovan. At the moment I am finishing my dissertation as required for my Masters of Indigenous Studies (MIndS). My research looks at my own whānau as a case study to see how our Māori identity has changed over three generations. I look forward to meeting all of the different staff around campus and engaging with our first-year tauira.
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