Pasifika Nius Waia

Pasifika Nius Waia is the University's Pacific news channel, where we share what’s happening in our Pasifika community at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • 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’.

  • A computer graphic image of Fale Malae – a 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.