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. 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.

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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Raukura Chadwick

Raukura Chadwick

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

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

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Kayla Nel

Kayla Nel

Kaiakiaki Maori Engagement Adviser
PVC Maori/Iwi Studies

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Luanne Collier

Luanne Collier

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