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Pacific success stories

Jade is a STEM trailblazer and role model for Māori and Pacific communities.

Jade Pamata-Ma'aima

Darren is a role model for the Pacific community, taking on the role as a member of the Pacific Advisory Group at Ara.

Darren Folau

Nina is a social work student keen to address youth mental health.

Nina Maluafiti

Through a Masters in Creativity, talented musician Afamasaga Feleti Pasafea is telling uniquely Pasifika stories and expanding the cultural diversity of Ōtautahi.

Afamasaga Feleti Pasafea

“There’s lots of care and support provided.”

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Tony Siva, graduate, New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills

Being the first person to break new ground is always a challenge, especially when you’re out of your element and living 3,263km away from home.

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Ma’aola Fiupepe

Jahan Miller knows from personal experience that tertiary study is no walk in the park and that Pacific people, especially, face challenges.

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Jahan Miller

Epe Valavala is on a mission to get more Pacific people into the corporate world.

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Epe Valavala