Nikki Wawatai-Aldrich

Māori Mentor, Lecturer - Recreation & Sport


06 830 1381 Extension: 4381

Areas of Teaching

Sport and Exercise Science


BSESCi, CATA, NatCert Māori


Ko Hikurangi te maunga

Ko Waiapu te awa

Ko Ngati Porou te iwi

Engari, i tipu ake au ki Kawerau

No Ahuriri e noho ana

My name is Nikki, I whakapapa to Ngati Porou, grew up in Kawerau and now live in Napier with my husband and daughter.  I completed a Sport Science degree in 2006 and have worked in a range of jobs in the health and fitness industry including sport centre management, personal training, community health and health education.  I am passionate about improving health through education and have been teaching in this area since 2013. 

I am also passionate about bringing Māori knowledge to life within our Sport and Exercise programmes at EIT.

I teach on the Level 5 Certificate in Exercise and the Level 5 Diploma in Recreation, Sport and Exercise.  I also provide academic and pastoral support to students as part of my role as the Māori mentor for the School of Health and Sport Science.

Mauri Ora!