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Claudia is a language lover with a passion for Te Reo Māori, studying both at the New Zealand Broadcasting School and Te Reo Māori.

Claudia Hillyer

Tony Siva is proud to be Samoan and even prouder since he’s returned to study, achieved his Certificate in Construction Trade Skills and secured himself a building apprenticeship with Home NZ Construction.

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Tony Siva

Being the first person to break new ground is always a challenge, especially when you’re out of your element and living 3,263km away from home.

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Ma’aola Fiupepe

Jahan Miller knows from personal experience that tertiary study is no walk in the park and that Pacific people, especially, face challenges.

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Jahan Miller

“Being able to learn in a Māori cultural context was life changing.”

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Tania Gilchrist

When she was 17, Kiri Amaara Pitman gave birth to a stillborn daughter. The tragedy sparked an interest in midwifery that became a dream to become a midwife.

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Kiri Amaara Pitman

Epe Valavala is on a mission to get more Pacific people into the corporate world.

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Epe Valavala