Archive for May, 2016

4th centenary of Dutch visit to Tonga

Last week, our Director Pasifika, Associate Professor Malakai Koloamatangi travelled to Tonga to partake in celebrations commemorating the 1616 visit of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Cornelisz Schouten to the kingdom. The Dutch explorers were the first Europeans to visit Tonga, in a journey which sought to circumnavigate the globe. The visit was honoured in Nuku’alofa with […]

Manawatu Pasifika Graduation Celebration

Bula vinaka everyone!! Yesterday afternoon, some of our Directorate staff travelled down to Palmerston North to partake in the celebration to honour Pasifika graduates. The venue had been changed from previous years to the Activity Centre and what a difference it made! Over 300 people were in attendance to celebrate the huge achievements of our […]

Developments at the Pasifika Directorate

It’s been a while since I’ve been posted but I hope to post regularly from now on: there have been staff changes with a new student advisor, Carlos Tupu; a new research assistant, Fine Koloamatangi; and a new Executive Assistant, Catherine Haslem; we  are missing Fuimaono Ben Taufua, our National Project Manager (Senior Pasifika Advisor) […]

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