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Our Pacific Island Community

Kōrero mā ngā tauira Pasifika o He Rau Kawakawa

Undergraduate profiles

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Crystal Lavulo

4th Year Student 2016

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Tili Matangi Puloka

4th Year Student 2015


Ulalei Aiono

3rd Year Student 2015

Graduate profiles

Resources and links

Pacific Island Research and Student Support Unit (PIRSSU) 

PIRSSU currently looks after approximately 350 Pacific students from New Zealand and the Pacific region studying in the Division of Health Sciences. We offer excellent training in health professional and allied health programmes, nurture successful research careers, and offer quality pastoral care in an inclusive cultural environment. We look forward to welcoming you to our Pacific community in Health Sciences.

Tel 64 3 479 8493

Pacific Island Health Professional Students' Association (PIHPSA)

PIHPSA is an independent student body that supports Pacific students, and encourages networking between students, staff, and working health professionals.

PIHPSA's activities include mentoring, advocacy, organising social events, sending students to conferences, cultural dances, and encouraging research.

Tel 64 3 479 8493
PIHPSA Otago on Facebook

Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago

A little bit of the Pacific right in the middle of campus and a home away from home for Pacific Students! The Pacific Islands Centre is here to help all students of Pacific descent to make the most of their time at University. Students may use the Centre for advice on anything from academic assistance, scholarships and accommodation to legal and immigration matters and places to worship.

Tel 64 3 479 8278

Pacific Trust Otago

Dunedin Pacific Trust Otago is mandated by the Otago Pacific Communities to provide education, social, health, and advocacy services to all Pacific communities and clients within Otago. Pacific Trust Otago aim to support and mentor families to navigate change to build strong and sustainable communities. Some services offered are, free exercise, social services, play group, parenting programmes.

Tel 64 3 455 1722

New Zealand Pacific Island Pharmacy Group

This page is intended to help and support pharmacists, technicians and assistants around NZ and the Pacific Islands. This is open to those that work in community and hospital settings as well as current pharmacy students.