Department of Statistics


Māori and Pacific students

Welcome, Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Bula Vinaka, Kia orana, Fakalofalahi atu, Malo e lelei.

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Students working together in the Statistics Tuākana room, in preparation for an upcoming exam.

Our Tuākana programme


Tuākana is a learning community which seeks to enhance the academic achievement of Māori and Pacific students at the University of Auckland. Tuākana tutoring and mentoring programmes exist in all faculties. It draws on the Māori concept of Tuākana, which refers to the position elder siblings and cousins occupy within the family. Tuākana (senior students) provide support to Teina (new students) in an environment that is friendly and supportive for Māori and Pacific students.

Statistics Tuākana is a social and academic learning community for Māori and Pacific students who are taking Statistics courses at any level.

There are great benefits to being involved in Statistics Tuākana, which include:

  • Increased networks – getting to know more students, at your own level and above
  • Increased support and encouragement
  • Increased communication and access to resources
  • Increased enjoyment and opportunity to succeed

The Tuākana rooms are located in rooms B13 and B15 of the basement level of Building 303, 38 Princes Street. B15 is a social space where students can meet together. B13 is our learning space, used for tutorials, test/exam preparation, and study group sessions.

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For more information about Statistics Tuākana contact the Senior Tuākana Tutor :

Susan Wingfield
Science Centre, building 303, room 224
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84934
Email: s.wingfield@auckland.ac.nz

Find more information about the Faculty of Science Tuākana programme.