Va'aomanū Pasifika

Va'aomanū Pasifika

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Ni sa bula, Kam na mauri, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha kākou, Kaselehlie, Tēnā koutou katoa.

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9 December 2015 Pacific Studies lecturer wins Pacific Education award
Teresia Teaiwa from Va'aomanū Pasifika is one of ten recipients of the inaugural SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2015. Read more
4 December 2015 Thesis turns into fun new app
Victoria’s first ever Pacific Studies PhD graduate has turned her research into a free, interactive app aimed at supporting new Pasifika parents. Read more
20 October 2015 Samoan Studies Culture Day
Fa’atāua au tu ma aganu’u Last week Samoan Studies students participated in a Samoan culture day celebration to end the trimester. The theme was “Fa’atāua au tu ma aganu’u” or “Treasuring your traditions and culture”.   Read more

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Dr Allison Kirkman

Welcome from A/Prof Allison Kirkman, Acting Director

A warm welcome to Va'aomanū Pasifika, the home of Pacific Studies and Samoan Studies at Victoria University.
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Emily Fatu

Emily Fatu, MA Student in Pacific Studies

Emily’s research is focused on Pacific ‘mixedness’, identity and creative arts, which developed from her own mixed Pacific heritage and her interest in Art History. Read more about Emily

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Teresia Teaiwa wins Teaching Excellence Award

Teresia Teaiwa receives Teaching Excellence Award

Appointed as the first Pacific Studies lecturer at Victoria in 2000, Teresia won a Teaching Excellence Award. Read more about Teresia

Esther front pageVictoria’s first ever Pacific Studies PhD graduate has turned her research into a free, interactive app aimed at supporting new Pasifika parents. Read more about Dr Cowlely-Malcolm