Māori orientation

The Māori orientation programme includes a pōhiri at the marae plus loads of other events to connect you to your whānau on campus.

Nau mau, haere mai ki te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o to Ika a Māui.

You’re not alone at Victoria University—your Māori whānau on campus works together te tautoko you through the ups and downs of study.

Programme

This programme will give you opportunities to meet key people, as well as Faculty staff, and offers a range of workshops designed to prepare you for study at Victoria.

Tuesday 27 February

Pōhiri and kai
10am–12 noon, meet at the waharoa outside Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade
Whakawhanaungatanga—get to know who’s who at Victoria
12 noon–3pm, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade

Wednesday 28 February

Breakfast, key speakers and entertainment
8.30–9.30am, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade
Māori students' IT session—get sorted
9.30–10.30am, to be confirmed
Tuakana teina panel—ask current students about their experience at Victoria 
10.30am–12 noon, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade
Services for Māori students expo and lunch 
12 noon–1pm, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade

Thursday 1 March

Breakfast, key speakers and entertainment
8.30–9.30am, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade
Smart Start
9.30am–1pm, MC LT 103, Maclaurin building. Register now
Kai—lunch with your new whānau
1–2pm, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade
Cultural exchange—meet our Pasifika whanau 
2–3.30pm, AM 102 and 104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Friday 2 March

Big breakfast and Māori OWeek celebration
8.30–10.30am, Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade
Welcome Festival
11am–3pm, Kelburn Park

Academic, wairua and social support

For more information about the academic, wairua and social support, come along to Te Herenga Waka Marae at 46 Kelburn Parade, or contact our Māori Liaison officer.

  • Tayla Cook

    Tayla Cook

    Maori Liaison Officer, Student Recruitment and Orientation, Student Recruitment and Orientation