Māori and Pasifika students

Join our Māori and Pasifika teams—enjoy some kai, and chat with current students and staff to find out about university life.

Māori students

Making sure to participate in all activities taking place throughout the whole of Open Day is key! As a Māori student, connecting with the on-campus whānau can also help prepare you for what to expect once becoming a student.

There are plenty of ways you can connect to the whānau throughout the day, so be sure to check out:

Te Kāinga

Join our Māori liaison officers and Te Herenga Waka whānau in Te Kāinga—the Māori students’ HQ:

  • Location: 48 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn Campus
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 8.30 am–3 pm

Mihi whakatau

The mihi whakatau (official welcome) in Te Kāinga begins at 8.45 am. After that, enjoy a rolling kai, chat with current students, connect with Māori student services and we will head off to the Māori student information session in Hugh McKenzie building.

Māori student information session

Be sure to head along to the Māori student information session at 9.15 am in Room 104 (HMLT104), Level 1, Hugh McKenzie building. This will be an in-depth discussion with the Māori liaison officers and other key Māori staff about admission, scholarships, course selection, accommodation and any other tips for Māori students.

Pasifika students

Join our Pasifika team in The Village—our Pasifika students’ hub:

  • Location: Room 101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 8 am and 3.30 pm

Breakfast will be available throughout the morning. This is a great opportunity to meet our Pasifika staff and students as well as learn about the University’s support services and student life. Come along to The Village and get among the Pasifika vibes!