Centre for Māori and Pasifika Achievement (CMPA)

The Centre for Māori and Pasifika Achievement (CMPA) offers support and guidance to all our Māori and Pasifika students.

Our aim is to provide you with the right support or point you in the direction to get the help you need during your study and for when you leave and find employment. We have links with other services within Ara along with external agencies and groups.

We can help you with all aspects of your study journey here such as:

  • course and programme information
  • scholarships
  • assistance seeking financial aid 
  • language support
  • learning and disability services
  • support groups
  • study and exam help
  • pastoral care and guidance.

We can also assist you with the transition from being a student to being employed with our links to the Career Centre and external trade organisations and groups.

We hold social events during the year such as karakia, bbq's, fun days, sports tournaments, and hangi which you and other Ara students can take part in and enjoy.

Our service is confidential and all of our staff members are experienced and specialised.

To get in contact with us

Phone     03 940 8359

Email      cmpa@ara.ac.nz


Rakaia Centre Atrium, Madras Street Campus