A warm and inviting atmosphere that is inherently Māori
— Teariki Tuiono

The Whare is a place where Māori students can study, relax and meet other Māori students at Canterbury. It is used primarily for Kapahaka trainings, private study, group study sessions, tutorials, student meetings, checking emails and catching up with friends over a coffee. Māori students can apply to UC Security for extended access to the Whare during the academic year. It is well equipped with study rooms, meeting space and a computer room. Students also have full access to the kitchen and shower facilities while they study at the Whare.