Nikki Wawatai-Aldrich

Māori Mentor, Lecturer - Recreation & Sport


06 830 1381 Extension: 4381

Areas of Teaching

Health and Fitness


BSESCi, CATA, NatCert Māori


Before moving to Hawke’s Bay Nikki worked in a range of jobs in the health and fitness industries. She has experience with sport centre management, personal training, community health and health education.

Nikki is passionate about improving health through education and she has been teaching in this area for 5 years.  She currently teaches the Certificate in Health and Fitness at EIT which is a level 3, 17 week programme. The course prepares students for employment in entry level roles in the fitness industry or to progress to further study.

Nikki’s secondary role at EIT is as Māori mentor for the School of Health and Sport Science. The role aims to improve educational outcomes for Māori and Pacific students through increased pastoral and academic support.

Nikki is currently studying Te Reo Māori part time at EIT.