Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Faka’alofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha mai e, 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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Pasifika Pillars holding up signs to stay safe during covid-19

Pasifika staff are available online during COVID-19

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

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  • Pasifika staff at VUW 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’.

  • VUW's Pasifika Student Success team

    A successful year for the Pasifika Student Success team

    Last year, the newly formed Pasifika Student Success (PSS) team hit the ground running as they looked at ways to further support Pasifika students enrolled at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Fale Malae - night view from Parliament

    Vote of support for Pasifika Fale Malae welcomed

    Wellington City Council’s vote to support the establishment of a twenty-first-century fale malae, a focal point for Pasifika culture in the heart of the capital’s parliamentary precinct, has been welcomed by those leading the project, including founding partner Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.