Meet the Āwhina team

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

Connect with us

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

We are based at 46 Kelburn Parade, but are currently staying connected with our community online. You can reach us by emailing awhina@vuw.ac.nz or calling 04-463 5987.

Meet the Āwhina team

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Marie Cocker

Marie Cocker

Manutaki / Director (Maori)
Marae o te Herenga Waka

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Ani Eparaima

Ani Eparaima

Mata Awhirangi / Manager (Maori), Awhina
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Cece Wallace

Cece Wallace

Mata Ahupae - Administrator
Marae o te Herenga Waka

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Shaq Milner

Shaq Milner

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor · Science
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

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Raukura Chadwick

Raukura Chadwick

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Izzy Wilson

Izzy Wilson

Kaiakiaki - Maori Engagement Advisor Law
Faculty of Law

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation

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Pou Parore

Pou Parore

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Shaunee Pene

Shaunee Pene

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Keenan O'Brien

Keenan O'Brien

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Kayla Nel

Kayla Nel

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies