Otago Polytechnic

Our services

Te Punaka Owheo provides a range of services, support and advice for Māori students – to make sure you get the most out of your time at Otago Polytechnic.

Our services include:

> Wāhi Māori
> Whānaukataka
> Scholarship and Grant Support and Advice
> Student Support and Advice
> Financial Support and Advice – we have qualified budget advisors
> Counselling
> Wifi
> Computers
> Kai
> Studylink Support
> Advocacy

Get in touch

Kaitautoko (Māori student advisor)

Rebecca Swindells is Te Punaka Owheo's Kaitautoko. She is available to provide guidance and support to Māori students and assist with a range of individual issues including enquiries regarding scholarships.

Rebecca is currently on maternity leave. Chris Roy will be starting on 25 January 2017, and will be covering for Rebecca while she is on leave. Please contact Chris at the email below.



Opsa Receptionist/Te Punaka Owheo Administrator
Kylie Hohaia



Richard Kerr-Bell


Rebecca Williams