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.

  • Shekyna Lolouta

    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.

  • pasifika-stem-stadium

    Pasifika STEM room opening

    Friday 16 July marked the official opening and dedication of a brand-new Pasifika STEM Space on the second floor of Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus.

  • Lionel Taito-Matamua

    No dread for the big chop

    Lionel Taito-Matamua’s dreads are one of the most recognisable parts of his look.