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Te Whai Putake

We are Te Roopu Whai Pūtake, the Maori Law Students’ association here at the University of Otago. Our membership is comprised of every law student at Otago who is registered as being Māori. We have an executive of seven members who run Whai Pūtake.

Throughout the year we run various academic and social events to benefit our members. This includes the provision of tutorials, a series of academic lectures and social events during Te Wiki o Te Ture (Māori Legal Issues Week), and other social events such as barbeques and dessert nights for our members. We also provide support and advocacy to Māori students in need.

If you’re a Māori law student, we’d love to hear from you! Email us:, find us on Facebook (Te Roopu Whai Putake) – or failing that, come and see us in our 8th floor Richardson office, 8.C.11 (we share with SOULS).