Ko te iwi te wairua o te waka, ko te waka te wairua o te iwi
The people are the spirit of the canoe, the canoe is the spirit of the people
Ko Te Roopū Whakakaha Tinana matou. We are the Māori students’ association for the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences (PEMA). Working collaboratively with Te Roopū Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo.
Guided by Tikanga Māori PEMA aims to foster an environment where Māori can be successful in the academy while maintaining cultural identity. It is important to us to create tuakana, teina relationships between year levels.
Our core functions are:
- Weekly study nights
- Sports days
- Study retreats
Tumuaki/Co-Presidents: Megan Foley, Nicole Spriggs
Kaituhi/Secretary: Leah Foster
Kaiwhakahaere: Hinemoa Watene, Olivia Small, Nick Parata, Zeke Pine, Anika Plunkett, Te Kahurangi Skelton
For more information:
Upstairs of Smithells Gymnasium
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00–5:00pm
PEMA, School of Physical Education Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand