Kia ora, Kia orāna, Tālofa, Mālo e lelei, Nisa bula vinaka, Mauri, Mālo ni, Fakalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Aloha, Halo, Alii, Ekamowir omo, Noa’ia e mauri, and Moana greetings from the 1200 languages from our Pacific region.
As Pacific relatives, we honour and acknowledge Te Tiriti O Waitangi, and the Mana whenua Ngati Haua, Ngati Wairere, Ngati Mahanga, Ngati Koroki kahukura. Our vision is that Pacific cultures are woven into the fabric of Wintec. Our mission is to inspire Pacific excellence at Wintec.
We want our Pacific students/ākonga to feel that Wintec is a home for them, where their individual identities are welcomed and celebrated, and their learning journey is supported.
Through honouring the cultural traditions, ceremonies, and practices of the different islands that make up the Moana, we embrace every aspect of our students/ākonga journey which includes their families and communities who help shape and inform their successes.
Meet our Pacific team
Contact Rose at Rose.Marsters@wintec.ac.nz.
Wansolwara – Pacific Staff Reference Group
The Wansolwara Pacific Staff Reference Group are staff members who, alongside our team, are responsible for helping develop and deliver Pacific initiatives that promote the sustainability of all our Pacific students/ākonga, families, and community. The group members come from various areas of Wintec and play an important role in consultation and decision-making, bringing their individual strengths, cultures, and knowledge to help the Pacific strategy come to life.
Lumitugetha Pacific Student Leadership Group
Manu Moana – Pacific Stakeholders
Support and how to contact us
There is lots of support available at Wintec to help with study support, personal matters, and much more. Check out the Student Resources page for more details on the different services we offer to help you with your learning journey.
Wintec joined a group of Iwi and Pacific community groups, employers, and ITOs to develop the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative that brings together the best support, experience, and learning — for free. For information on our Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), click here.
You can also like and follow our Wintec Māori and Pasifika Facebook page, where we share our Māori and Pacific news stories and information about Wintec and community events.
If you would like to contact us, please get in touch with our Strategic Pacific Director Rose Marsters.
Pacific Learning Hub
Through our annual fono, our Pacific students/ākonga voiced a need for a space where they can “be and let be”.
The Pacific Learning Hub offers our Pacific students/ākonga further academic and wellbeing support. Wellbeing checks and inspiration flow during the first half hour. Followed by an hour of self-directed studies (doing the do), working on assignments, and asking any questions.
Are you a Pacific students/ākonga at Wintec? Join us and find out how we can support you on your journey.
Date: Running every Monday
Venues: The Hub, City Campus or email us to join online