Events and activities

Pacific language weeks

Here at MIT a typical Pacific language week would include cultural workshops on Pasifika languages, cultural practices, arts and crafts, cultural performances from our very own MIT Pasifika student associations as well as from our local schools and communities. Vibrant displays of cultural food preparation and stalls, and quiz nights are just some of the highlights from previous Pacific language weeks.

Staff and students alike are also encouraged to get involved and don Pasifika cultural attire during these special weeks.

We welcome community participation and involvement, so if your community group or organisation would like to collaborate on any of the Pacific language weeks, please feel free to get in touch with the Pasifika Development Office (PDO).

Pacific language weeks 2021

  • Kiribati - 11-17 July
  • Cook Islands - 1-7 August
  • Tonga - 5-11 September
  • Tuvalu - 26 September - 2 October
  • Fiji - 3-9 October
  • Niue - 17-23 October
  • Tokelau - 24-30 October

Check out some of our past Pasifika events

Community partners

We think locally and act globally, because as Pasifika people we call many places home - with influences extending from our home islands to the suburbs, cities and countries all over the world that we are a part of.

Local community engagement ensures that MIT is closely linked to the heart of our community, particularly with thriving Ōtara.

International opportunities to connect with our Pacific neighbours mean partnerships for training.

Thriving Ōtara

A community initiative comprising of well over 40 service providers, Schools, NGO’s, community and government organisations who are passionate about our community.

Pasifika Community Komiti

Pasifika Community Komiti (PCK) formerly known as the Pasifika Community Advisory Council provide advice to Council on matters that impact Pasifika at MIT. At the heart of this are matters on Pasifika student success and engagement, implementing the goals set out in the MIT Pasifika Strategic Plan 2018-2023, and building strong relationships between MIT and the Pasifika communities in Auckland.

PCK is comprised of appointed members and leaders from the Pasifika community, church and education sectors, as well as ex-officio MIT staff members.