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Komiti Pasifika

 Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Kia orana, Ni sa bula vinaka, Halo olaketa, Kam na mauri, Noa'ia, Aloha, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ia orana, Fakatalofa atu, Mālō nī, Kia ora and warm Pacific greetings.

Komiti Pasifika was established as a committee under the NZ Vice-Chancellors Committee (NZVCC) and Universities New Zealand Te Pōkai Tara in 2018. The Komiti consists of the most senior Pacific role at each of Aotearoa New Zealand's eight universities. Komiti Pasifika's role is to advance and promote the collective national interests of New Zealand universities for any matters relating to the advancement of Pasifika, and to provide strategic advice to the NZVCC.

Komiti Pasifika Members

Some Komiti Pasifika members August 2023 Komiti Pasifika 2020

Komiti Pasifika Strategic Priorities

The Komiti Pasifika Strategic Priorities (2022-2024) was endorsed by the NZVCC in April 2022. This document highlights key focus areas for Komiti Pasifika that align with Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara overarching priorities, and contributing to prevalent sector issues.

Komiti Pasifika Submissions and Statistics

Shared Pacific Data Principles

This Shared Pacific Data Principles application process has been designed for Universities New Zealand by Komiti Pasifika to:

  • Guide safe, responsible, and culturally appropriate use of data
  • Ensure data use is carefully considered
  • Ensure data practices occur in good faith and in alignment with Pacific Peoples communities
  • Provide a framework for accountability and oversight

Enhancement Theme

The Cycle 6 Academic Audit includes an Enhancement Theme in which universities collectively address an issue which is important to individual universities and of national significance.  The topic for the Cycle 6 Enhancement Theme is “Access, outcomes and opportunity for Māori students and for Pasifika students”. An Enhancement Theme Steering Group has been formed to guide and oversee theme activites and progress. Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban and Tasileta Teevale are Komiti Pasifika's representatives on this committee. 



Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara:

Rhegan Tu'akoi Holonga, Tongatapu, Tonga
Sector Lead – Pacific and Student Engagement

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