Pacific Studies

As one of the global leaders in Pacific Studies, we pride ourselves on our world-leading research and scholarly enterprise.

We develop national, regional and global citizens through academic excellence; driven by Pacific-infused epistemologies and pedagogical practice.

About Pacific Studies

Contact our Head of School and advisers, and find people in Pacific Studies.

Our people

Our award-winning researchers increase understanding of the history, languages and contemporary life of Pacific communities in Aotearoa, the Pacific and beyond.

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Our Fale Pasifika plays an important role as the touch-point between the University and Pacific communities.

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Cook Islands Māori make up 22% of New Zealand's Pacific population. Most are younger than 20, and 80% live here in Auckland.

Study Cook Islands Māori

Pacific Studies enables you to develop a broad knowledge of the Pacific and enhance your cultural awareness.

Study Pacific Studies

Our Samoan courses complement the efforts of the Samoan community to maintain and develop the language.

Study Samoan

If you are of Tongan ethnicity, courses in Tongan will be of special value if you have lost or are losing your native language.

Study Tongan