Pasifika @ Massey

As of 2016*, Pasifika students comprise about 4.6% of the Massey University student population. Below is a breakdown of the major Pacific ethnic groups students identify with. However, it must be noted that the figures do not adequately represent those students from Micronesia, Melanesia and smaller island nations of Polynesia such as Tuvalu, and Rotuma.

Samoan 42.3%
Cook Island Māori 12.5%
Tongan 17.9%
Niuean 4.9%
Tokelauan 1.7%
Fijian** 18.1%
Other pacific groups 9.4%

*Number of Pasifika students enrolled as at September 26, 2016
**Figure also includes Indo-Fijians

Vilingatoni John Hasiata Vilingatoni John Hasiata (Tonga, Papua New Guinea)

Bachelor of Aviation Management

“I chose to study at Massey University because they were the specialists in my chosen field of study and had a worldwide reputation for producing some of the best aviation students in the world. Massey University helped me grow as a person and helped me develop an understanding of the need for...young Pasifika people to step up, make their dreams a reality and strive to make their mark in the world.”


Angie Enoka (Samoa)

Studying towards a PhD in Media Studies
Pasifika Doctoral Scholarship recipient (2015 & 2016)

“I chose Massey University because of its excellent reputation for research. Massey offers an amazing journalism and media studies provides excellent journalism experience, both theoretical and practical, and the PhD itself unlocks personal creative potentital and further develops practical research interests and skills.”

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