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, and cultural performances from our very own MIT Pasifika student associations and our local schools and communities. Vibrant displays of cultural food preparation stalls, and quiz nights are just some of the highlights from previous Pacific language weeks.

Staff and students are 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, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Pasifika Development Office (PDO).

Pacific language weeks 2024

  • Rotuma Language Week: Sunday 12 May – Saturday 18 May
  • Samoa Language Week: Sunday 26 May – Saturday 1 June
  • Kiribati Language Week: Sunday 7 July – Saturday 13 July
  • Cook Islands Language Week: Sunday 4 August – Saturday 10 August
  • Tonga Language Week: Sunday 18 August – Saturday 24 August
  • Tuvalu Language Week: Sunday 29 September – Saturday 5 October
  • Fiji Language Week: Sunday 6 October – Saturday 12 October
  • Niue Language Week: Sunday 13 October – Saturday 19 October
  • Tokelau Language Week: Sunday 27 October – Saturday 2 November
  • Papua New Guinea Language Week: Sunday 10 November – Saturday 16 November
  • Solomon Islands Language Week: Sunday 24 November – Saturday 30 November

Check out some of our past Pasifika events

Community partners

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 ?tara.

International opportunities to connect with our Pacific neighbours mean partnerships for training.

Thriving ?tara

A community initiative comprising of well over 40 service providers, 篮球比分,篮球即时比分, NGO’s, community and government organisations who are passionate about our community.

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.