Malakai Koloamatangi Staff resources


It is my pleasure to bring you this edition of Yuni-Tok (pidgin for ‘university talk’). The overall objective is to ensure that we at the Pasifika Directorate work with you, the lecturer or service provider who interacts with Pasifika students, to accomplish your tasks successfully. We provide here some background information that you may find useful including some information on demographics, the Pasifika@Massey Strategy, a discussion of Pasifika values, an explanation of student behaviours you may encounter, stereotypes that should be avoided, some pedagogical approaches and a few phrases you might like to learn from the most commonly spoken Pasifika languages at Massey University. More importantly, we feature a few of our Pasifika students who share their thoughts and opinions on their academic journeys here at Massey.

Please feel free to provide us with your feedback.

I hope that you will find this resource useful.

‘Ofa atu,
Associate Professor Malakai Koloamatangi
Director Pasifika
Office of the AVC Māori and Pasifika

Yuni-tok web pages

The Yuni-Tok booklet is available in a series of web pages as follows:

Yuni-tok pdf, hard copies and more information

Yuni Tok - Your guide to engaging with Pasifika students (1,500 KB)
Note: To view a hyperlinked table of contents for this pdf please save it and open it in Adobe Reader.

For more information or to order a physical copy of Yuni-Tok, please contact Catherine Haslem:

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