Wellington Pasifika festival

It was wonderful to see members of our University community at the Wellington Pasifika Festival last weekend.

Group of people wearing Pasifika t-shirts standing outside the Pasifika marquee on a sunny day
The University had a marquee, hosting our Pasifika Future Students team, alongside trustees from the Fale Malae Trust and 20 volunteers representing many stakeholders and community supporting the Fale Malae building project.

Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika) Associate Professor Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban was present, speaking to those who were interested in what the University has to offer, as well as those keen to learn more about the proposed Fale Malae on the Wellington waterfront.

“The marquee was hectic all day, with current and future students, and alumni coming past to say hello and Pasifika greetings. Our teams were very busy, and enjoyed this valuable opportunity to engage with their communities,” says Dame Winnie.

“Wellington felt like it was embracing its Pacific roots. People were excited with seeing Fale Malae pictures and hearing the information shared. Our combined presence as Victoria University of Wellington througout the day was appreciated. It was wonderful to feel the aloha and the sense of belonging that everyone felt.”

The event was featured on the University’s Instagram.

Find out more about the proposed Fale Malae in our 2022 Victorious article.