Pasifika Teachers


The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) recognises the particular needs of Pacific Island teachers and students, and is committed to the promotion of policies and programmes to address their professional, industrial and cultural issues. This work is co-ordinated regionally through local Pasifika networks and Regional Pasifika coordinators and nationally through PPTA's Komiti Pasifika.

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Niu Generation

PPTA Pasifika -- The Niu Generation conference

PPTA Pasifika conference logo

16 "“ 17 July 2009, Waipuna Hotel, Mt Wellington, Auckland

The focus of the 2009 PPTA Pasifika Conference was on teaching Pasifika students.  The conference theme, The Niu Generation embraced the many concepts of the niu: nourishment, robustness, flexibility, adaptability, resilience and versatility. More


Photographs from the conference

Niu Generation Conference opening Niu Generation speakers
Niu Generation workshops

Niu Generation day two

Niu Generation workshops day 2


(these photographs were taken on the run with a BlackBerry mobile phone)



Komiti Pasifika

There are active PPTA Komiti Pasifika local groups in both Auckland and Wellington.  If you are a Pacific teacher outside Wellington/Hutt and Auckland and would like to join the PPTA Pasifika network, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When there is an issue of particular significance to Pacific teachers, the Komiti Pasifika network should be utilised to gain support and share information and resources in addressing it.