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Nau mai, whakapiripiri mai – Welcome!

E te tī, e te tā, e ngā karangatanga maha o te motu, mauri ora ki a koutou katoa.

Te Puna Tautoko literally means, 'The support source' and supporting Māori students throughout their endeavours here at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato is our main priority. Te Puna Tautoko encompasses a diverse network of specialist Māori suport staff from across the University who are all committed to ensuring your success here and beyond. 

This website enables you to access the many services on offer to support you during your studies. As a start check out the kōrero below about our Māori Mentoring units which are based in each faculty. It also keeps you in touch with what's going on around the University in a social and cultural context. Check out our events page to keep up to date with activity on campus.

Don't forget that you are not alone, you're now  a part of the wider whānau of the University.  Should you need anything, Te Puna Tautoko are here to support you and to keep you connected.
Nā reira, kaua e whakamā, don't be shy, make contact today.

Kia kaha! Kia ū! Kia mataara!

Nā mātou o Te Puna Tautoko



Our Māori mentoring units are dedicated to improving Māori student achievement here at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Within each unit you will find friendly mentors who are current students and know all about the struggles and successes of student life.  They are here to help you achieve academically throughout your studies here at the University of Waikato.  They focus on Pastoral, Procedural and Academic support which basically includes anything and everything. You might have relationship issues with your flatmate, need assistance with re-enrolment or advice about your upcoming assignment. If they can't help you themselves they will guide you towards someone who can. Our mentors would love to help you so please don't be shy, come in and see us or email us. You will find the links to each faculty's unit in the index to the left of this page.