Our Story

Our Mission

To shine a light on resilient and sustainable Pasifika communities by, Leading different types of research that engage Pasifika communities. Bridging the gap between academia and everyday realities by applying our core principle of NIU – Navigating In Unity. Contributing towards producing new knowledge and transformative change, to create safe spaces for empowering people to flourish and thrive.

Core Values

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Faith-led

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Authentic Connection

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Service-hearted

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Uncomfortable courage

Coconuts

Dr. Siautu Alefaio-Tugia

FOUNDER
THINKER
DOER 

Petra Satele

LEADER
RESEARCH-NAVIGATOR
SCHOLAR-ACTIVIST 
Doctoral candidate in Psychology

Kotalo Leau

LEADER
RESEARCH-NAVIGATOR
COMMUNITY-CONNECTOR
Masters of Sciences in Psychology

 

Marlon Naepi

LEADER
RESEARCH-NAVIGATOR
INNOVATIVE IMPACTOR

Bachelor of Theology

Matt Luani

LEADER
RESEARCH-NAVIGATOR
CULTURAL-INDIGENOUS DESIGNER

Doctoral candidate in Design

Our Team

Research Village

Sesimani Havea
Doctoral candidate in Psychology
Alosina Nua
Master of Arts in Psychology
Velonika Nikki Falaniko
Doctoral candidate in Climate Science
Gloria Finau

Master of Science in Psychology

Eirenei Taua’i

Master of Indigenous Studies:
(
University of Otago)

Taulaga Monica Auva'a-Alatimu
Doctoral candidate in psychology
Rochelle Nafatali

Doctoral candidate of Clinical Psychology:

Malcolm Andrews
Doctoral candidate in psychology

Our Village

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the community cafe affirming works logo
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