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Mā mātou o te whānau o Te Tā te Ākonga Ako e tautoko, e āwhina i a koutou katoa. Ko tō mātou tūmanako, kia tae koutou ki te taumata o te mātauranga. Nō reira, haere mai ki tō mātou Te Tā te Ākonga Ako ki te tūtaki i a mātou, ngā kai Āwhina.

Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Kia orana, Talofa ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ia orana, Aloha mai e, warm Pacific greetings!

Learning Services is a free service that offers learning and study advice to Ara students. All of our Learning Advisors are committed to support you in developing your academic skills, such as:

  • Study skills
  • Academic reading and writing
  • Assignment planning
  • APA referencing skills
  • Exam and test preparation
  • Maths skills

You can meet with a Learning Advisor during our daily “drop-in” sessions or by booking in for an appointment.

Learning Services offer a range of services, resources and information for Māori and Pasifika students:

  • One-on-one academic support with our Māori Learning Advisor (Dora Langsbury) and Pasifika Learning Advisors (Georgie Archibald and Afoa Patiole)
  • Māori and Pasifika shared study group space
  • Linking you with other Māori and Pasifika support services at Ara
  • Māori and Pasifika information resources

To find out more or to book an appointment with us, please contact Learning Services


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Māori Language: Articles/Databases - Recommended databases in the subject guides Website
Te Aka Māori dictionary - Online dictionaryWebsite
Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand - The encyclopedia of New Zealand, a complete guide to our people, enviornment, history, culture and society. Website
Te Whanake Podcast - Learn Māori language onlineWebsite
Te Ao Hou - Magazines that were published by the Māori community aimed at provided interesting informative reading for Māori homes. Website
Mai Journal - MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New ZealandWebsite
Te Kaunihera Maori - A Māori periodicalWebsite
The journal of the Polynesian society - Historical Māori inormation Website
Te Puna search - Allows you to search all New Zealand library catalogues, any books found can be ordered by Ara library staff. Website
PASS Study Groups - Information about one hour weekly study groups set up by learning services to help with particular subjects, business, computing, nursing, midwifery, allied health, pre health, Maori languageWebsite
Room bookings - Details on how to book rooms for good study. Website
Pasifika subject guides - Recommended resources in the subject guides Website
Amending your keyboard - Details on how to type macrons for Pasifika languages on an Ara computer.Website
Learning services online resources - Website