Māori Info Day
On Wednesday 2nd March 2011 outside Te Āhurutanga here at Waikato University a Māori Information Day was held specifically targeted to Māori Students. The purpose of the day was to promote Māori student support services on campus and other relevant services available to help Māori students succeed in their studies.
The day was opened and closed with a karakia from School of Māori and Pacific lecturer and Māori Mentor Coordinator Haki Tuaupiki. MC Mac aka Joseph Macfarlane was the emcee for the day and kept things moving along and the crowd entertained with his sharp wit.
The day was organised by all the Māori Mentor Coordinators from across the University with the guidance of the Māori Student Support Manager Krista Henare. The many students who attended had the opportunity to connect with their respective Māori Mentor Coordinators as well as other student support services, including Gwenda Pennington from the scholarships office, University Counsellor Maria Reynolds and former Management student and Kia Ora Hauora Midland Regional Coordinator Chae Simpson were also on hand to tend to students health inquiries. The highlight for students as indicated by the super long lines, were the Māori@waikato dairies that were given away for free.
The services on offer were complemented with the delicious free food and prize giveaways and topped off with a proud performance from the University's Cook Island Group.
Pāwhiritia tēnei hei pānui i roto i Te Reo Māori