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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Piki Bennett

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser

PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Aho Brooking

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser · FHSS
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

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Nayte Davis

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Paora Douglas

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Sciences

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Rikipotiki Manuel

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser

Presenter

PVC Maori/Iwi Studies|Wellington Uni-Professional

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Keenan O'Brien

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

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Dusky Rose Tawhai

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Matau Te Aika-Puanaki

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

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Makarena Tutua-Nathan

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Advisor
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies · Āwhina

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Tara Fisher

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