Meet the Āwhina team

Meet the Āwhina staff, who will connect you with mentoring and support for your University journey.

Hono mai ki a tātau | Connect with us

Fostering and celebrating Māori student success, Āwhina offices are based across all campuses and all academic programmes. The team is here to help you make the most of your university experience.

You can reach us by emailing awhina@vuw.ac.nz or calling 04 463 5987.

You can also book a 30-minute session with one of our advisers, for an online or in person meeting.

Tūtaki mai i te rōpū | Meet the team

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Te Pikikotuku Bennett

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser · Wellington School of Business and Government (WSBG)
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

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Luanne Collier

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser · Faculty of Law
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

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Rikipotiki Manuel

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser · Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

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Keenan O'Brien

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser · Māori Student Support
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
· Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation

Rhonda Thomson

Pou Hapai - Senior Adviser
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

  • 021827032
  • RS201, Robert Stout Building, Gate 2, Kelburn Parade

Pou Hapai - Senior Adviser · Mata Awhirangi - Āwhina Manager
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies