Nā koutou, nā mātou, nā tātou. Welcome to Whakapiki Ake.

Tuia te pō, tākiri te ao, kapohia te awatea.
Align our yesterday, as a platform for today to secure our tomorrow.

Whakapiki Ake and whānau working together.

Poipoia te kākano
kia puāwai.
Nurture the seed
and it will flourish

Whakapiki Ake is a Māori recruitment programme that works within a kaupapa Māori framework to support rangatahi Māori enrolled in secondary schools and kura.

We promote health as a career and entry into Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences health professional programmes.

We support the academic, cultural and social journey of students from Year 9 to graduation, inviting whānau to participate.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for Whakapiki Ake because you have Māori whakapapa/ancestry.

How to register

Whakapiki Ake registration form can be found here

Funding opportunities

Māori Scholarship opportunities can be found here