Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha mai e, Noa'ia, Kia ora, Warm Pasifika Greetings and Welcome.

We’re committed to Pasifika student achievement through excellent quality, relevant teaching and learning experiences. We help you navigate the crossing into tertiary study and look forward to welcoming you on board.

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Meet the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika)

The Hon Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, DNZM, welcomes you into the Pasifika community at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Our Pasifika staff are available to help you

Pasifika staff are continuing to engage with Pasifika students in person and online through various online platforms such as Zoom, email and phone.

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  • Fale Malae Trust thrilled by Budget 2020 funding

    The Fale Malae Trust says it is thrilled with the support provided in Budget 2020 for the Fale Malae Trust and Pasifika communities in their shared vision of building a twenty-first century Fale Malae in the heart of the capital’s Parliamentary precinct.

  • The Muaiava family, Sadat seated in chair.

    Adaptability sees Samoan language grow

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington lecturer Le’ausālilō Lupematasila Fata ‘Au’afa Dr Sadat Muaiava is driven by a fascination with how Samoan words are created, used, change meaning, and become obsolete.

  • Pasifika staff at Victoria University of Wellington checking in on Zoom.

    Pasifika community supporting one another

    Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban wants to make sure Pasifika colleagues, and most importantly our Pasifika students at Victoria University of Wellington are feeling safe and supported as we all start to get used to the ‘new normal’.