Contact Us

Pacific Development Team

Te Ao Marama building, Arts Road, University of Canterbury, Ilam Christchurch.

Pacific Development Team
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 369 2775 ext. 92775

Pacific Development Team

Riki Welsh

Kaihautū Taunaki Ākonga Director – Māori, Pacific & Rainbow Student Services
Te Ao Marama

Maria Pula

Te Ao Mārama Reception

Keruby Ioane

Kaiurungi Pacific
Pacific Advisor
Te Ao Marama
Internal Phone: 90192

Neekah Fenika-Siose

Kaiurungi Pacific
Pacific Advisor
Internal Phone: 90284

Ashalyna Noa

Kaiārahi Pasifika
Pacific Academic Lead
Jane Soons - Level 5

Loluama Avia

Kaiārahi Pasifika
Pacific Academic Lead
Jane Soons - Level 5 Rm 508

Viane Makalio

Pacific Engagement Coordinator
Te Ao Marama

Pacific Liaison Officer

The Pacific Liaison Officer is the link between the University, schools, the Pacific community and prospective first-year students and is the first point of contact for Pacific students considering study at UC.

Alana Batcheler

Kaitohutohu Ākonga Pasifika | Pacific Future Student Advisor
Currently on Leave
Matariki L1 South

Pacific Staff at UC

Dr Abby Suszko

Kaiārahi | Faculty of Science
Rm 505, Jane Soons Building
Internal Phone: 95819

Caroline Syddall

Pacific Library Liaison
Macmillan Brown Library Rm 226A
Internal Phone: 93883

Joy Rosemary Lalahi

Internal Phone: 95633

Kevin Moni


Nell Mooney


Shonam Kumar

HR Systems and Information Coordinator
Okeover House
Internal Phone: 93238

Siale Faitotonu

Technical Officer
Geomechanics laboratory Technician
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E112A
Internal Phone: 92261

Fa'aosofia Daly

Forestry Building Rm 203

Steven Ratuva

PVC Pasifika
Distinguished Professor
Logie 402

Tara Ross

Senior Lecturer
Journalism / Internships Co-ordinator
Elsie Locke Building 603A
Internal Phone: 95846

Yvonne Crichton-Hill

Associate Professor
Head of Department - Social Work
Elsie Locke Building 320

Social Media

We are one of the most active and social teams on campus with regular events, get-togethers and other activities designed to support your success at UC. Follow our social channels to stay connected with the team and with other Pacific students at UC.

There are also Pacific student clubs on campus to offer support and friendship.

The Pacific Development Team run events throughout the academic year. See upcoming events on the UC Events system.