Otago Polytechnic


Welcome to our Pasifika family


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

Litea provides support for all students, if you identify as being of Pasifika descent Litea will reach out welcoming you to Otago Polytechnic.

Litea is based in Dunedin but can provide support and advice to students on our other campuses.


Email Litea Ikahihifo

Phone: 0800 762 786