MAI-ki-Aronui (formerly MAI-ki-AUT) is first and foremost a network designed for Māori and Indigenous PhD and potential PhD candidates based on whakawhanaungatanga, a space where Māori and Indigenous ‘geeks’ can come and use their academic speak and be heard and understood. Te Kupenga o MAI’s (the MAI PhD network) mission is to graduate quality PhDs from the Universities, and to build capacity in our whanau, iwi and hapū.