Te Piringa Mentoring Programmes

Te Piringa - Faculty of Law offers mentoring services to its International, Māori, and Pacific Island Students.

International Mentor

Diloka Perera

Meet the 2023 International Mentor, Diloka Perera.

Hello there,

My name is Diloka Perera, and I arrived in New Zealand just before the pandemic to pursue my Master of Laws. As the International Mentor 2022, I am happy to share my experience and knowledge to help you navigate through university life. Please feel free to pop in during my office hours or email.

Diloka will be available on Wednesdays 3.30pm to 4.30pm via Zoom and 4.30pm to 5.30pm in person.

You can contact Diloka using this email: [email protected]

Pacific Island Student Mentor

Bronwen Ata-Tauai

Meet the 2023 Pacific Mentor, Bronwen Ata-Tauai.

O lo'u igoa o Bronwen Ata-Tauai. Na ou fanau nei i Hemilitone. O lo'u tinā e sau mai  Vaisala, Savaii ma lo'u tamā e sau mai Leusoali'i, Upolu i Samoa.

Hi all, my name is Bronwen (Bron for short) and I am your Pasifika Law Mentor for 2023 and I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. I understand the difficulties and pressures that can come with academic studies so if you're needing any help, a shoulder to cry on (don't worry, i've been there too) or just want a chat, don't hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to meeting new and old faces throughout the year.

Bronwen will be available in person on Wednesdays from 2-3pm, and available over Zoom on Thursdays between 2-3pm.

You can email the Pacific Mentor via [email protected]

Maori Student Mentors

The Maori Mentors are trained and experienced University students who offer academic support and pastoral care to Maori law students. Each Mentor has been assigned to a specific year group, but can also answer queries in relation to papers from Year 1-4. The Mentors are very friendly and will provide you with the best advice they can. If you wish to see a Mentor, either visit their office hours in N.3.07 (Law Faculty), or email them on [email protected]

You can find out more about Te Whakahiapo here.

No reira e hoa ma, kaua e whakama. Nau mai, haere mai.