13 April 2023 at 11:30 am

NauMai NZ and the NauMai NZ WeChat mini programme

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) supports international students living and studying in Aotearoa New Zealand with both the NauMai NZ student experience platform and the NauMai NZ WeChat mini programme. 

NauMai NZ

‘Nau mai’ is a te reo Māori phrase of invitation and welcome and NauMai NZ is the NZ government's official student experience platform, designed to support international students living and studying in Aotearoa New Zealand 

NauMai NZ is written in plain English and provides practical, trusted, peer-reviewed content, designed to support and improve students’ living and study experiences. This includes information and resources to support students before arriving in Aotearoa (including useful tips on moving to New Zealand and what they need to bring), though to information to help them navigate daily life once here, including on:    

  • Making friends and building social connections  
  • Exploring and experiencing Aotearoa – the culture and the country 
  • Getting advice to improve wellbeing, study and living experiences
  • Managing money, finding accommodation, and understanding healthcare in New Zealand 
  • Balancing work and study and understanding workplace culture, and much more. 

You can explore more via this link. 

ENZ has also developed the NauMai NZ WeChat Mini Programme. This is a companion platform to the English platform, to better support Chinese students who prefer the WeChat ecosystem. Information from the English platform is available in Chinese on the mini programme, as well as specific features that provide peer-to-peer support, such as video sharing, livestreams, forum functionality and student stories.  

The following QR codes can be shared with your international students. Printed flyers are also available and so if you would like these sent to you, or have any questions for our Student Experience team, please do not hesitate to contact Faymie Li, faymie.li@enz.govt.nz, and Ross Crosson, ross.crosson@enz.govt.nz. 


Manaakitanga is at the heart of what we all do, and ENZ aims to support you and your mahi. He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.  

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