Naomi Akulu-Haulangi


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Naomi Akulu-Haulangi

DipTch ECE, Grad Cert Social Practice, BTch ECE, MSW(P), Grad Cert in cross cultural supervision



Teaching areas

Social work


Naomi is of Niue and Cook Island descent. She enjoys creating cultural crafts and learning about other indigenous cultures and their struggles. She currently resides in South Auckland with her husband and her youngest son.

Why I love MIT

Studying at MIT is an experience unlike any other. You will meet people from many different cultures and nationalities. Studying here will open your eyes and your heart to new experiences and perspectives which will assist you in your journey to explore the world.

One of the unique things about this course is that you build strong bonds and relationships with others that you study with, that will span many years long after the course has completed. The subjects are useful for when you begin working in the field so that you have more confidence to use what you have learned immediately.

Research interests

Why are men disadvantaged, when they want help to change their behaviours that originate from a place of trauma and/or unresolved tensions?

Memberships and affiliations

  • Social Work Registration Board, Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers.