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About the Pasifika Development Office

The Pasifika Development Office (PDO) team work to support Pasifika students, language and other programmes, clubs, activities and also act as the hub for Pasifika research, workshops and other initiatives such as 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.

Pasifika Strategic Plan

We are guided by a strategic plan that articulates four key goals fundamental to Pasifika student success:

  1. Transform Pasifika student success
  2. Establish powerful connections
  3. Strengthen academic quality
  4. Grow Pasifika capability

Under each goal is a range of strategies and targets that will be reported against annually. The MIT Pasifika Strategy is fluid, which means the goals, strategies and targets can be refined and updated as needed.

Contact us

Pasifika Development Office
Contact number: 09 968 7281
Email: mitpcc@manukau.ac.nz

Pasifika Community Centre
Contact number: 09 968 7281
Email: mitpcc@manukau.ac.nz

Physical address
Ōtara Campus, 53 Ōtara Road, Gate 12, Ōtara, 2023, New Zealand

Postal address
Private Bag 94006, Manukau, Auckland 2241, New Zealand

Parking is available in the Guest Parking area outside the MIT Pasifika Community Centre.

Meet the team

  • Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

    Deputy Chief Executive

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  • Aiono Manu Fa'aea

    Senior Pasifika Manager

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  • Frederick Lōloa ‘Alatini

    Pasifika Relations Advisor

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  • Mere Tupaea

    Pacific Success Navigator

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  • Faith Faiai

    Team Administrator

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