Pasifika development office

Kia ora, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Bula Vinaka, Malo ni, and warm Pacific greetings!

Located in the heart of the largest Pacific population in New Zealand, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is committed to the current and future success of Pasifika students and to playing a significant role in the development and advancement of our Pasifika communities.

MIT is home to nearly 6,000 Pasifika students and has had thousands of Pasifika Graduates over the years. The MIT Pasifika Community Centre is designed to be a gathering place for all Pasifika communities in Auckland and a prominent community facility. The Centre provides a functional place for the diverse communities of Auckland to utilise, to support the enhancement of the communities educational, social, cultural and economic wellbeing.

Our commitment to our Pasifika community

Pasifika Development Plan

Our commitments and accountabilities have been developed within the Pasifika Development Plan and are closely aligned to the key strategic priorities for MIT.

The Pasifika Development Plan encompasses the following goals and objectives;

  1. To contribute to successful Pasifika student achievement that reflects demographic responsibility.
  2. To develop, enhance and maintain relationships with Pasifika communities in the Counties Manukau region.
  3. To provide a framework for Pasifika leadership at all levels.
  4. The establishment of a Pasifika Centre on campus.
  5. To develop, enhance and maintain collaborative "partnerships" with tertiary education institutions in the Pacific region.
  6. support for Pasifika music, business and culture.

For further information contact the Pasifika Development Office

Learn your language. Learn your culture

Key to understanding one’s culture is learning one’s language.

New Pacific language programmes available at MIT Otara and MIT Manukau. Discover how learning a language connects your work, community and family life. Reconnect with your roots at MIT.

Events at the Pasifika Community Centre

The Pasifika Community Centre is fast becoming a hub for many business, church and other community events.

The MIT Pasifika Community Centre is an ideal venue for conferences and meetings for any number of people up to 100 people with all the facilities you need – a large gathering room, break out rooms, all equipment and on-site catering. Groups undertaking professional development, strategic planning, team building or simply getting together would be most welcome to make this facility with its wonderful themed atmosphere a special place for your important day.

See what the Pasifika Community Centre has to offer as a venue for your next business meeting, church gathering, class or workshop.

There's more to come

Pasifika Gathering Hall

Manukau Institute of Technology plans to build Stage 2 of the MIT Pasifika Centre, an iconic Pasifika Gathering Hall, that will accommodate around five hundred people. Plans for Stage 2 are on display in the MIT Pasifika Community Centre, and this project will commence when funding allows.