Get up to date information on events and study options specifically designed by tertiary and community organisations to support Māori and Pasifika ākonga.

Whakapiki Ake

The Whakapiki Ake Project is a recruitment programme that actively engages with rangatahi Māori enrolled in secondary schools to promote health as a career and entry into Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences’ professional programmes. Check out the links below if you are interested in finding out more about studying medicine or other health related courses.

Whakapiki Ake – The University of Auckland

Year 12 Programme MASH

Year 13 COACH 2021

Te Whe – Year 10 early exposure to Health and Sciences

This event occurs every year (Covid19 willing)

Tauranga Hospital – St Johns

Target Audience

Year 10 Māori students.


Exposure to science, raise aspirations, exposure to Māori role models, potential career choices and knowledge pathways. Te Whe is in collaboration with Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Kia Ora Hauora and St Johns, Tauranga.


  • To enthuse and encourage the participation, achievement and retention of rangatahi in the sciences
  • To encourage rangatahi to think about a career in health
  • To raise awareness about the importance of the core secondary school subjects
  • To raise awareness of the choices rangatahi are making in Year 10

Pasifika On Campus Experience Otago University

Discover what student life at the University of Otago is really like with the Pacific On-Campus Experience (POCE). Over three days you will:

  • live in a residential college (two nights stay)
  • visit academic departments and meet academic support staff
  • attend the Dunedin Tertiary Open

When: Sunday 23-Tuesday 25 May 2021

Scholarship: Covers all expenses (travel, accommodation, meals and programme activities)

Check out the link below if you are interested

Pasifika Otago