Māori and Pasifika Student Support

The role of the Pouwhirinaki Staff is to provide on-campus support for Māori and Pasifika students studying at EIT. We achieve this by providing a confidential setting for students to discuss their educational needs.

The Pouwhirinaki aims to encourage participation, retention and success of Māori and Pasifika students.

Pouwhirinaki Services aim to:-

  • Provide cultural support and pastoral care
  • Provide a confidential setting where students are able to come in and talk freely

We will support students with:

  • Iwi grants and Māori Scholarships
  • Mihi and basic te reo
  • Access to course required texts
  • Academic mentoring
  • Filling out forms
  • Studylink for student loans and allowances
  • Tangihanga support
  • Provide information and support for students dealing with unacceptable behavior.

Hawke’s Bay Campus

The Pouwhirinaki office is located in the Library (L140). Feel free to come and visit us anytime during the office hours, if we are not available you can make an appointment at the service desk.

Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

 Pouwhirinaki Staff

Kaihoe Apiata
Phone: 8301 831
Email : KApiata@eit.ac.nz
Office: L140 – Cultural Support Office in the Library

 

 

Cultural Support Advisor

Moana Hakiwai
Email: MHakiwai@eit.ac.nz
Phone: 8301 428
Office: L140 – Cultural Support Office in the Library

 

 

Pacific Island Student Co-Ordinator

Sharon Malaitai
Email: smalaitai@eit.ac.nz
Phone: 06 830 1107


 

 

Tairāwhiti Campus

The Pouwhirinaki staff are located in the Library. Feel free to come and visit us anytime during the office hours, if we are not available you can make an appointment at the service desk.

Hours
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Pouwhirinaki Staff

 

Karen Albkarenert
Student Support Officer
Contact: (06) 869 0835, 7893
Email: kalbert@eit.ac.nz