Ko te Whare Wānanga o Waikato e tū mai nei, ko te Tangata te tohu, tīhei mauri ora!

This is the University of Waikato presenting to you, ‘The People’ is the emblem, Behold I live!!

Te Pūoho is a kaupapa dedicated to Māori student achievement which aims to:

  • Inspire you to succeed academically.
  • Empower you with the tools needed to navigate university life.
  • Connect you to a whānau within your area of study and to opportunities throughout the University.

Our Te Pūoho hubs can be on Hamilton and Tauranga campuses and are a first point of contact for all your needs. Each hub has a friendly team of Whītiki Tauira — students who understand the struggles and rewards of university life and can provide guidance. The units also provide sporting, cultural and social opportunities throughout the year.

Nō reira, nau mai, haere mai!

So, welcome, come!

Te Wānanga o Ngā Kete | Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences

Te Kura Kete Aronui | Schools of Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology

Te Pūoho ki Te Aka Matua
Rūma: ALPSS Reception

Te Piringa | School of Law

Te Pūoho ki Te Piringa
Rūma: N.3.05 & N.3.06

Te Wānanga Pūtaiao | Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science

School of Science and Engineering

Te Pūoho ki Te Pūtahi o te Manawa
Rūma: R.1.07

School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Te Pūoho ki Te Paetata
Rūma: R.G.22, R.1.08 and G.G.10

Te Wānanga Raupapa | Waikato Management School

Division of Management

Te Pūoho ki Te Wānanga Raupapa
Rūma: MSB.1.50

Te Wānanga Toi Tangata | Division of Education

Division of Education

Te Pūoho ki Te Wānanga Toi Tangata
Rūma: TC.1.02 and TC.1.02A

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao | Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies

Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies

Te Pūoho ki Tātai Aronui
Rūma: ITS.G.34 Mondays and Thursdays 1-4pm; ITS.G.18 Wednesdays 10am-3pm

University of Waikato, Tauranga

Tauranga Campus

Te Pūoho ki Te Toka a Tirikawa
Rūma: The Hub, Level 1 Tauranga

Te Toka a Tirikawa | Māori Student Support

Nau Mai Haere Mai!

You're Welcome!

Te Toka a Tirikawa, our Māori mentoring unit, provides a holistic, proactive and inclusive service to make your educational journey as smooth as possible.

We provide support for all Māori students at our Tauranga Campus. Our friendly team of mentors are experienced university students who have achieved academically and have a wealth of knowledge and advice to help you.

The mentoring unit is also supported by our Māori Mentor Coordinator, who is the first port of call for all Māori students.

If any questions or issues arise, at University or at home, please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone in the team.

Paihere Tauira Māori Student Success Programme Coordinator Tauranga and Whītiki Tauira from Te Toka a Tirikawa Pūoho Hub are available for kanohi ki te kanohi drop in sessions or book with them online.

Contact details

Room TCBD.1.20