Māori Mentor, Recreation and Sport Lecturer
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.