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 2022
- Rotuman Language Week: Sunday 8 May – Saturday 14 May 2022
- Samoa Language Week: Sunday 29 May – Saturday 04 June 2022
- Kiribati Language Week: Sunday 10 July – Saturday 16 July 2022
- Cook Islands Language Week: Sunday 31 July – Saturday 06 August 2022
- Tonga Language Week: Sunday 04 September – Saturday 10 September 2022
- Tuvalu Language Week: Sunday 25 September – Saturday 01 October 2022
- Fijian Language Week: Sunday 02 October – Saturday 08 October 2022
- Niue Language Week: Sunday 16 October – Saturday 22 October 2022
- Tokelau Language Week: Sunday 23 October – Saturday 29 October 2022
Check out some of our past Pasifika events
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.
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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.