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Te Pūtairiki (Māori Law Students’ Society)



Formed: 1993
Fee: Free
Find Us: Room 106A, Meremere building

Kaelym McGrath

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Te Pūtairiki (Māori Law Students’ Society)

Te Pūtairiki is the Māori Law Students’ Society here on campus at the University of Canterbury. Our main objectives are to foster, promote and nurture the whakawhanaungatanga of our students, to provide support, guidance and pastoral care, and to facilitate academic excellence. We operate according to tikanga Māori, which creates a really welcoming whānau atmosphere.

Te Pūtairiki means interwoven kete which is a metaphor describing the kaupapa of our society – if the strands stray too far from each other the taonga may fall through. More than a few of us would not still be here if it had not been for the whanaungatanga within Te Pūtairiki.

Becoming a member of Te Pūtairiki provides many unique opportunities throughout the academic year as well as belonging to a supportive whānau through your degree. We have several networking opportunities throughout the year, Māori Mooting Competition, Māori Law Seminar Series, Workshops and Study Wānanga and some great social events too.