Wairaka is Unitec's domain name for student and staff GMail accounts.

This is a Google Apps version of Google's Tools - a limited range of non-beta tools!

Login at: http://start.wairaka.com/ to access your Wairaka iGoogle Homepage

Login at: http://mail.wairaka.com/ for email

Username: initialsurname@wairaka.com

If you already have a standard GMail account, you can turn on "Multiple Sigin" in your Google Account settings to quickly switch between Wairaka and your Std Google Account, although this appears to be somewhat 'flakey'!

https://www.google.com/accounts/MultipleSessions

The Wairaka Google Domain gives you the same access as student mail:
GMail, Calendar, Docs, Contacts, Groups, Sites, and Video (Unitec YouTube Channel - view only).

In your Wairaka GMail Account Settings, you can set "Forwarding and Pop/IMAP" to turn on POP and IMAP access so that you can use any email application to receive and send your Wairaka Mail - e.g. the "Mail" App on the iPad.

Changing Your Password:
In your Wairaka Account Settings the link to change password displays:
"Your Google password is the same as your Unitec network password.
To change your password, please use the change password link on the portal."

However the Unitec Staff Portal uses your Novel Login details which are different to the ones IT have setup for Wairaka Mail!

It appears to be confused between Staff & Student logins currently :-(

This needs fixing by IT!