Pasifika at Vic

Pasifika at Vic

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Faka'alofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha mai e, Kia ora, Warm Pasifika Greetings and Welcome.

We look forward to continuing to paddle our vaka together towards the goal of achieving Pasifika academic success at Victoria. Be sure to check in from time to time for the latest Pasifika news and events.

Vakanuinui vinaka na nomu i lakolako – safe and happy travels!

Associate Professor Hon. Luamanuvao Winnie Laban
Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika)

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News

10 August 2017 Victoria launches Pālemia memoir of Samoan Prime Minister
The Hunter Council Chamber was a full house last week for the New Zealand launch of Pālemia, a memoir of Samoa’s most successful and longest-serving Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, co-written with Victoria’s Dr Peter Swain. Read more
22 March 2017 A tribute to Dr Teresia Teaiwa
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, friend, colleague, renowned scholar and poet, and a generous and warm personality of the Victoria community. Read more

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ck-is-lang-wk-tilePasifika Photo Gallery

See images from Pasifika events at Victoria University.

Dr Peter Brunt standing in front of an artwork.

Meet Senior lecturer in Art History, Dr Peter Brunt

Dr Brunt says “When it comes to teaching, I love introducing students to the world of art in our region. There is so much beauty, skill, history and provocation in Pacific Art and it is very relevant to contemporary New Zealand”.

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Talei leaning on a wall full of hanging photos.
Meet Talei Peckham who is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts

Talei says "I’ve appreciated the staff here at university who empathise with the process of daily cultural negotiation and encourage me to succeed not only academically, but in my bigger plans after university."

Dr Teresia Teaiwa

A tribute to Dr Teresia Teaiwa

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, friend, colleague, renowned scholar and poet, and a generous and warm personality of the Victoria community.

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