Pacific Development Team

Welcome to Pacific Development Services

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Namaste, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Ia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, 'Alii, Malo ni, Halo Olaketa, Mauri, Aloha mai e and warm Pacific Greetings.

UC features one of the most innovative support systems for Pacific Students. We have a team of people here to help you develop through your study. From undergraduate to post-graduate, from arts to engineering, a range of services and programmes exist for you.

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Pasific Students

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News and Events


JANDALS 3 - Fiafia Night/Pasifika Concert, Wednesday 27 July

Our last Jandals of the year is coming up on Wednesday 27 July, 5.30pm at the UC Jack Mann Auditorium at the Dovedale Campus.

It will be a Pasifika concert, so if you would like to perform anything at all, please let Riki Welsh know ASAP and he will put you on the performers list! Performances can be dance, song, instrumental, comedy - anything! If you have a talented friend or family member who could perform - let us know!

As usual there will be lots of food, fun and prizes so bring along any friends, family or other people that would like to join our UC Pasifika Community. This event will be especially aimed at people in the community interested in teaching, sports coaching or health.

 Any questions, please contact Riki at or on (03) 369 3564 or 0273303244

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    Christchurch 8140
    New Zealand
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