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Meet the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika)

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

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    Study hard and dream higher

    When Shekyna Lolouta’s grandfather returned to Samoa in 2019 his wish was to see his granddaughter fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a secondary school teacher. Thanks to a Ngā Hoe a Kupe Pathfinder Scholarship, this dream is set to become reality.

  • Caitlin Jenkins

    Ode to South Auckland wins National Schools Poetry Award 2021

    Caitlin Jenkins, a Year 13 student from Papatoetoe High School in Auckland, has won the 2021 International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award with a poem that celebrates the rich cultural histories of South Auckland.