Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni, Halo olketa, Yokwe, Kam na mauri, Faiakse'ea, Aloha, Ia orana, and warm Pacific greetings.


A sense of cultural wellbeing and belonging is vital to student success, we're here to help you achieve academically, spiritually, and culturally.

Our role is to provide support for all Pasifika students at Otago Polytechnic. We like to work closely with each study area and the Pasifika community to make your study journey as memorable and successful as possible.

Whether you relate strongly with your Pasifika roots or want to explore your Pasifika heritage, we welcome you to our home.


Pasifika services

There are great recourses available to help support you and your learning.

Your own space - G Block, Room G107. (Find us on Google maps)

Pasifika students have their own designated space to study, get together and meet with other Pasifika students on campus.

All our services are free and open to all:

  • Academic support
  • Career support
  • Student health
  • Counsellors
  • IT support
  • Chaplain


Meet Litea Ikahihifo, our Pasifika Advisor

Kia orāna kotou katoatoa, I am Litea Ikahihifo, the Pasifika Advisor at Student Success. If you need any support, you can come and see me at the Hub.


Feel free to also email or text. It would great to hear how we can help ensure your experience at Otago Polytechnic is successful in all ways.


Email Litea

Free phone: 0800 762 786
DDI: +643 9727539
Mobile: +64 21 735 233