Pacific staff

We are New Zealand’s leading university for the numbers of Pacific students, graduates, staff and research publications.

This relationship is based on equity, on the Charter, and on the geographical, historical and political ties between New Zealand and Pacific nations.

The University’s Fale Pasifika is a traditional Pacific Island meeting house offering facilities for Pacific research, teaching and student services, while the Pasifika Staff Network provides the Director of Pacific Strategy and Engagement and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) with advice on issues relating to Pacific staff.

Contact the Pasifika Staff Network Siera Aukuso-Sue at email: s.aukuso-sue@auckland.ac.nz
Contact the Director of Pacific Strategy and Engagement, Damon Salesa at email: d.salesa@auckland.ac.nz

For more information see Pacific at the University of Auckland.

The Association of Pasifka Staff in Tertiary Education (APSTE)

The Association of Pasifka Staff in Tertiary Education (APSTE) provides professional development opportunities including networking opportunities; information about latest research and current issues in tertiary education impacting Pasifika; new ideas and ways of thinking to bring about institutional change, professional support to write research proposals which enhances Pasifika achievement and reinforces community links.

Increasing equity in governance and leadership

Pacific peoples are currently under-represented in governance and leadership roles in New Zealand which has negative impacts for members of these groups and for the governing bodies. Participation on boards, committees and professional associations are important leadership opportunities and can enhance networking and skill development.
Read the extensive listings of New Zealand’s public, private and community boards, committees and organisations under Increasing Equity in Governance on our gender equity webpage. Pacific staff are encouraged to apply for positions on these boards and committees.