UC Māori

Official page for Kā Waimaero | UC Māori at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

This is the official page of UC Māori - supporting Māori students to succeed at UC.

Operating as usual

Photos from UC Māori's post 24/04/2024

He hokinga mahara ki te kaupapa Eke Tangaroa i taha ake i te wiki kua hipa. Poho kererū ana! 👏🏽

Here is another speak peak from this month’s Eke Tangaroa celebration 📸👀

Photos from UC Māori's post 22/04/2024

What’s good e te whānau? 🙋🏽‍♀️Nau mai anō – welcome back to the start of Term 2!

We hope that you all had a productive but enjoyable study break and are looking forward to the rest of this semester. Campus was pretty quiet the past few weeks’, so it’s great to see you all!

Remember to book in with a Kaiurungi (Māori Student Advisor) if you need any help or guidance this term or you can email us: [email protected] 🫶🏾

Photos from UC Māori's post 19/04/2024

This time last week we gathered at Ngā Hau e Whā Marae for Eke Tangaroa - it was a special time celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our latest cohort of graduates (the largest group of ākonga Māori to attend to date!) 👏🏽 👩🏻‍🎓

Here is a small collection of pikitia, while we await more official pictures 👀

PS :- If you are featured in any of this images and would like a copy, please send us an email and we will send them to you 🙏🏽 Īmera: [email protected]

Mauri ora! 🥰

Photos from University of Canterbury's post 14/04/2024

Kua Eke Tangaroa! 🙌🏾👩🏻‍🎓

Thanks for sharing some pikitia from last week’s Eke Tangaroa celebration (our Māori graduate Celebration) University of Canterbury 🙏🏽

Māori celebration at UC is an inspiring kaupapa where Māori students success and excellence is acknowledged, as are their whānau and communities who have supported and motivated them throughout their journey.

Congratulations to all those who walked across the Eke Tangaroa stage! ❤️

Nga Hau E Wha Marae Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga Te Akatoki - Māori Students Association University of Canterbury


Nau mai, haere mai ki Eke Panuku: come along to our welcome event for all of our ākonga Māori who are new to UC! 🎓✨ Dive into O-Week with a bang - meet some of our Māori staff, learn about the UC support services that are waiting for you! 💥 Feast on some delicious and free kai, play exciting games, and be in to win some epic prizes 🍔🎁 Come along and be a part of our UC Māori community! Purchase your FREE tickets to Eke Panuku by clicking on the link on our Instagram page: 🎟️🎟️

If you have any pātai, please feel free to email us: [email protected] 💃🏾 🥳

Photos from UC Māori's post 22/12/2023

He tau aha te tau, he tau roa te tau, he tau pīroiroi te tau, a, he tau houkura hoki te tau. Heoi, ka toro atu te kupu mihi ki te katoa i pā mai, i toro mai, a, ki ngā pononga katoa o te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.

Ko te manako ia he wā haumaru kei te haere, whakanuia te wā ka tahi, ka rua, me whakaaro nui ki ōu tini.

He tau anō kei te haere, nā wai rā koutou e hoki mai ana me hoki ora mai, koutou e p**a ana ki te ao, mauhia te korowai manaaki, te kaitaka aroha i rarangatia nei.

E te tī e te tā mauri ora rawa! 🤗❤️🖤

2023 – what a year it’s been! Our team from UC Māori | Kā Waimaero wish to mihi to all of the students who we met, engaged with and supported this year. From the numerous kura visits in Ōtautahi and across the motu to watching our graduates receive tohu at Eke Tangaroa. We love our mahi and know that it is a privilege to do what we do – so thank you!

We can’t wait to see what next year has in store. To end the year, we thought we’d share some of our favourite moments from 2023! 📸 🔥

See you all again in 2024 - Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou! 🎄


The wait is nearly over e hoa mā! 🙌🏾

Semester 2 results will be released on Friday 1 December from 12 noon (all course results are expected to be available by the mid-afternoon).

To access your results, please log-in to your myUC account & select the link ‘Internal Transcript and Results.’

If for some reason, you are missing any of your final grades, you are encouraged to refer to your Learn page (for that specific course) or contact our course coordinator. You can of course contact our tīma too by emailing us: [email protected]

From the UC Māori Tīma we wish you all the best of luck – Kururaki! 🫶🏾👏🏽

Photos from UC Māori's post 24/11/2023


Nō mātou o te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha te maringa nui kia whakahaerehia te kaupapa o Aukaha tau tekau, i tēnā wiki kua pahure. Whakamīharo ana te kite atu i te tokomaha o ngā kanohi hōu, ā, e rikarika ana kia tūtaki anō hei te tau tītoki!

Nā mātou iti nei, e mihi ana ki a koutou katoa! 🥰

Last week, we welcomed close to 200 taiohi Māori from around Canterbury to Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) for our annual event, Aukaha Tau tekau.

As always, it was awesome to meet so many new faces, and hear the study aspirations of students’. We look forward to continuing engagement with you all throughtout the remaining years of your high school studies.

The day’s event included campus tours around various parts of UC, interactive workshops, plenty of kēmu, and delicious kai from FUSH!

We wish to mihi to all those who attended from the community (you brought so much enthusiasm and laughter!), the UC events and Liaison teams, workshop presenters, our awesome group of Kaiāwhina (current students’) and our Māori Students’ Association, Te Akatoki. Your input and support made the event what it was! 😊

Each year, Aukaha events are always a highlight for our tīma! We hope to host you all again in two years’ time at Aukaha Tau tekau mā rua!

Mauri ora! 😎


Do you need StudyLink entitlements to support your studies in 2024?

Don’t leave your application until the last minute e hoa mā - find out if you’re eligible to receive StudyLink support.

Forms of support include:
💰Student Allowance
💵Student Loan to cover tuition
💰Living costs

StudyLink are encouraging all students to submit their applications by no later than Saturday 16 December. Whilst they will accept applications after this time, they will not be processed first.

Need help applying for StudyLink support? We’ve got you covered! Contact the UC Māori team today: [email protected] 🙏🏽

Photos from UC Māori's post 19/10/2023

Tēnā koutou and Warm Pacific Greetings! 🤗

UC Pasifika & UC Māori will be running Study Sessions next week in preparation for exams and the submission of your final assessment(s) this term!

Come along if you are needing some motivation to study or to smash-out your last assignments! Our Study Sessions will run for four days from Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th October 2023 and will be held in various spots on campus | 9am-4pm daily. 👀

We’ll help out by providing you and your friends with free printing, tutoring, 1:1 academic support, and a comfortable space to study.

No need to register or RSVP, if you are a Māori and or Pacific student, come along! If you have any questions before or during Study Sessions, please email either of our teams for help😊

[email protected]
[email protected]

Mauri ora!


Are you studying any of the compulsory Arts-100 courses this semester (ARTS102, MAOR165, WRIT101)?

Are you a Māori and or Pasifika student?

UC Māori + Pacific Development Team are hosting our final Arts workshop/study session for this semester, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Come along for free academic support including tutoring, advice for your final assessments and whanaungatanga ⚡️

Details of workshop/kaupapa below:
When: Wednesday 18 October (2-4PM)
Where: James Puaka Hight, Room 210

What to bring: your study materials and a good attitude (this will be a catered hui, so we’ll suss the snacks!) 🥳

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Morgan Lee ([email protected]) or Neekah Fenika-Siose ([email protected]) 🫶🏾

Māori Engagement Coordinator - University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha 03/10/2023

The UC Māori Tīma will hopefully be growing in the weeks’ to come 👀

We are on the look-out for someone to join our awesome team (whānau) as our Māori Engagement Coordinator (newly created role!).

Applications for this role will close at midnight on Friday 20 October.

If you or anyone you know would be interested, please consider applying 🤩

Māori Engagement Coordinator - University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Māori Engagement Coordinator? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.



As the following academic year approaches, it’s important to make a note of the upcoming key enrolment dates for 2024.

▶️ 1 October 2023 (Enrolments for 2024 courses opened)
▶️ 8 December 2023 (Applications to enrol for new domestic students will close)
▶️ 10 January 2024 (Applications to enrol for continuing domestic students will close).

**Some qualifications and courses offered at UC have an earlier application closing date and may have a separate application process, so it is important to find out these other key dates which are published on the UC website 👀

If you need help finalising your application to enrol, please feel free to contact our team at UC Māori for support: [email protected] or book an appointment with one of our Kaiurungi (Māori Student Advisors) – we are here to help! ❤️



Sunday 1st October is the final date to make changes to your Semester 2 courses. Although you will not receive a refund, any courses that you withdraw from before or on this date will not affect your overall Grade Point Average (GPA).

To withdraw from any of your courses this semester, log into your myUC account or you can contact our Student Services team (during work hours) on the details below:
Phone: 0800 827 748 📞
Email: [email protected] 📧

If you’d prefer to contact our tīma at UC Māori, please do so before this date by emailing: [email protected]

Please don’t be shy to seek support if it’s needed at this time – we are here to help e hoa mā! 💪🏽🫶🏾


Kia kaha te Reo Māori! ❤️

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (11-17 Hepetema, 2023) 🫶🏾


Photos from UC Māori's post 28/08/2023

Do you know someone who has been leading or involved in a cool kaupapa that showcases Māoritanga? ✨

Applications for this year’s Tohu Kahurangi (University of Canterbury Blues Awards) are open!

The Waewae Kai Pakiaka Award is a symbol of experience and leadership within the Māori community and beyond.

This prestigious award holds a special place at UC, honouring those who stand as beacons of excellence in their field and demonstrate unwavering commitment to Māori development. 🌏

🏆 The Waewae Kai Pakiaka Award recognizes students who have:
1️⃣ Showcased extraordinary bicultural competence and confidence.
2️⃣ Embodied deep dedication and engagement with the Māori community or organizations.
3️⃣ Illustrated exceptional leadership in driving Māori development locally, regionally, or nationally.

Nominations are open until September 6th at 10am – if you know someone in your class or friend group who is deserving, be sure to nominate them today.

For more information check out: https://ucsa.org.nz/ucsaevents/blues/

📸 past recipients, Serene Ratu & Alyce Lysaght 💙


Do you need help from one of our Kaiurungi (Māori Student Advisors)?

Whilst we always try our best to accommodate walk-in/drop-in students, we also have an online booking system that we encourage all ākonga Māori to use.

Skip the queue and book a hui with one of our Kaiurungi today e hoa mā 🙋🏻‍♀️

We can support you with everything from academic advice to pastoral support - if in doubt, we will always try our best to connect you to the right people who can help.

Visit our website for more info: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/akonga-maori/whakap-mai--contact-us/



UC Māori and UC Pasifika are hosting a LAWS206 workshop this Friday!

Come along if you need support with your upcoming essay! We will have tutors on hand (bonus - free lunch is on us!).

This workshop will be super relaxed, so please don’t feel whakamā to attend.

When: Friday 11 August (1-3pm) ⏰
Where: Te Ao Mārama, Room 208 (Pasifika Lali Room) 🌺

Please register your attendance by completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/rnsJEuf3Kj

If you have any questions, please contact us by commenting on this post 🙋🏻


Are you having second thoughts about any of your courses this semester? 🤷🏽‍♀️

The last date to make changes to your enrolment or to withdraw with a full refund from Semester 2 (S2) courses that started on Monday 17 July is coming up this Sunday 30 July 2023.

You can make changes to your enrolment via myUC; or if you have any pātai or concerns about how any enrolment changes may affect things such as your Studylink entitlements or degree plan, please book a time to kōrero with one of our Kaiurungi (Māori Student Advisors) this week.

Alternatively, you contact our Student Services team directly by calling 0800 827 748 or email: [email protected]

Seek enrolment support if you need it e hoa mā – we are here to help! 💁🏼


We are excited to be hosting our first event for this semester, Nō Hea Koe 🤙🏽

Come along and join us for fun, games (a bit of friendly rivalry 😏), whanaungatanga and kai.

This event will be held at Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki (129 Ilam Road) tomorrow (Friday 28 July) starting at 3.30pm.

Bring your friends - Nau mai, haere mai e hoa mā!



What study advice would you give to new ākonga Māori starting at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha this semester?

We asked some of our students’ and here’s what they had to say…❤️

Ps - big mihi to the awesome people featured in this video 🫶🏾



Our team of Kaiurungi (Māori Student Advisors) are here to ensure that all ākonga Māori studying at UC receive the right support during their studies.

We can help with anything from academic support to pastoral care – in the case that we can’t help, we will always point you in the right direction of someone who can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need support with anything during your tertiary study journey 🫶🏾

To book a 1:1 appointment with a Kaiurungi, follow the link below 👇🏽


Photos from UC Māori's post 28/06/2023

A U K A H A T A U 12

Huia tai tini, huia tai manomano!

Kua eke te mana o te kaupapa o Aukaha ki tōna keokeonga, i ā koutou i ikapahi mai ai!

Nō reira, e mihi ana ki ngā waka i whakakukū mai ki te kaupapa.

Kia aukahatia ngā waka! 🔥

Yesterday, more than 140 Year 12 taiohi Māori and staff from kura across Waitaha attended our annual Aukaha Tau tekau mā rua event at UC.

We had an awesome time meeting new taiohi and reconnecting with those who have attended past events such as Aukaha Tau Tekau.

Throughout the day, students’ went on campus tours and attended two information sessions of their choice – it was epic to see them engage in the activities and learn more about different tertiary study pathways that we have on offer here at UC! 📚

We wish to thank all those who came along (we loved your energy and enthusiasm – the future is looking bright e hoa mā! 💫) as well as the presenters who led the workshops, and our group of Kaiāwhina (current students) who supported at this year’s event.

We can’t wait to do it all over again in 2024!

Mauri ora ki a koutou! ❤️


Are you an ākonga Māori studying LAWS203, LAWS204 & or LAWS205 this year?

Te Pūtāiki - University of Canterbury Māori Law Students’ Society are hosting a study revision session tonight! Nau mai, haere mai! :)

When: Tuesday 13 June 2023 | 6-7.30PM
Where: Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki | 129 Ilam Road

Kia ora e hoa mā anō
We are hosting a tutorial TONIGHT from 6:00pm-7:30pm in at the Te Akatoki Whare (Next to Ilam Fields) for Torts, Land and Contract. Come round for some kai and some help with preparation for your exams.

UC Māori, Te Akatoki - Māori Students Association University of Canterbury


Kia ora tātou! ❤️

You are nearly there…where has this semester gone? 🤔

This week, our team alongside, UC Pasifika, will be hosting study sessions in preparation for exams this month.

If you are an ākonga Māori and or Pasifika come along and take advantage of our free tutoring and support (psssst - we will also supply kai! 😉).

VENUE: Te Ao Mārama Foyer, Arts Road.

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Te Tari o te Amokapua Māori

This is the official page of Te Tari o te Amokapua Māori | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori (OAVCM) and UC Māori community at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC). Our role is to provide support and guidance for our ākonga Māori at UC.

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