“There is no greater calling than to serve our Pasifika students, families and communities, it’s a fundamental part of our culture.” - (Le Va, 2012)
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 by 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.
Pasifika Development Office
The Pasifika Development Office (PDO) is here to support Pasifika students, promote language and other programmes and workshops, assist with clubs and activities, and also act as the hub for Pasifika research, and community engagement.
The PDO is based in MIT’s Pasifika Community Centre which is designed to be a gathering place for all Pasifika communities in Auckland and a prominent community facility.