Te Puna  Tautoko

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


Māori Mentoring Units   

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.