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Kaitautoko Maori

Tena Koutou Katoa

Kua timata koutou ke te takahi i te huarahi o te matauranga. He oranga ngakau tenei. E tika ana kia mihi atu ki a koutou katoa e nga iwi o te motu nei.

Thinking of extending your knowledge in Te Ao Putaiao? Tumeke! From issues in genetic modification, kaitiakitanga over New Zealand's natural resources, training strategies for future All Blacks or developing microwave hangi ovens -your Maori heritage and scientific education will provide you with a unique background sought after in Aotearoa and even world-wide. People such as myself are here to provide the ara (path) and tautoko (support) to help make your learning experience here at Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa enjoyable and successful. Will you take up the challenge? Nau mai, haere mai, e hoa ma!

The Kaitautoko (Maori Student Advisory) service has been established by the College of Sciences to encourage and support Maori students in whatever way is necessary during their time with Massey University. We aim to help you achieve your goal(s) here as easily as possible.Nicks Office!!!

The service is aimed at Maori studying, or intending to study, with the College of Sciences. However, it is open to all students at the university who may require assistance in any way. Students from all levels of study use the service for many reasons.

Study Facilities

Within the office are several computers (Window compatiable PC's), a scanner and a printer for students to use on assignments.

Access to study material related to College of Science & Maori Studies papers is available.

There is room for several students to study or work as well as refreshment facilities.

The main support areas are:

  • Promotion and assistance with scholarships & grants. A full database of Maori Scholarships is available.
  • Assistance with course and programme planning.
  • Tuition. Personal tuition if appropriate, one-to-one tuition as required and group tuition or study groups arranged as neccessary
  • Liason and advocacy. Assisting with matters between students and staff, lecturers, labs staff, university issues and vice versa.
  • Whanau support - involvement in taurahere groups, health needs, sports contacts, etc. Anything which is probably not related to the academic area.
  • Promotion of other Maori groups within the university such as Manawatahi, Te Putahi a Toi (Maori Studies Department).
  • Promotion of the College and its' study programmes to iwi and whanau.
  • Promotion of other support services offered by the university e.g. careers.


The Kaitautoko office is located in room SCB2.33 (Science Tower B).

Hours are usually 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Appointments are not necessary unless you prefer it that way - so call in at any time which suits you.

Phone: (06) 350 5799 ext 7723

Fax: (06) 350 5620



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