Meet Pacific Students and Alumni Ngā Ihu-puta

Read about what Pacific students from Massey have gone on to achieve in their chosen fields of work, and how they're making a difference in Pacific and other communities.

Catherine Tu'akalau – Tonga, Samoa

Catherine Tu'akalau aims to become New Zealand’s first Pacific nurse practitioner focused on child health.

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Ian Militoni – Tonga

Ian Militoni achieved a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Health Science as a distance student.

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Lily Ng – Tokelau

Lily Ng, of Tokelau descent, has a Bachelor of Communications and studied for a Certificate of Public Health as a Massey distance student.

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Lily Wheatley – Solomon Islands

Lily Wheatley of the Solomon Islands achieved a Bachelor of Applied Economics and received the New Zealand Pacific Highest Achiever Award.

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Emeline Afeaki-Mafile'o – Tonga, Samoa, Māori (Ngāti Awa), English

Emeline Afeaki-Mafile'o is a Massey University social work graduate who is now helping her Pacific community.

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Angie Enoka – Samoa (Togafu’afu’a, Upolu)

Angie Enoka became the first Samoan fa’afafine at Massey University to receive a PhD in Media Studies.

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Sean Rasmussen – Ngāti Porou, Samoa

Bachelor of Engineering student, Sean Rasumussen.

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Rangi Otene

Rangi Otene wants to use his Bachelor of Engineering degree to build a career in renewable energy.

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