Pasifika Teachers

PPTA Te Wehengarua 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

Komiti Pasifika representatives 2018

Komiti Pasifika meet regularly, have a representative on the PPTA National Executive and are happy to hear from members and raise any issues or queries from members for discussion at meetings.

The Komiti Pasifika members are:

Natalie Faitala

Wesley College

Area 1 / Executive

Alvin Chand 

James Cook High School

Area 1

John Pesefea

Rotorua Boys' High School

Area 1

Teokotai Tarai

Tokoroa High School

Area 1

Sione Tauveli

Makoura College

Area 2

Sinapi Taeao 

Sacred Heart College

Area 2

Tai Tarai

Tokoroa High School

Area 1

Andrew Barron

PPTA field officer


Doug Clark

PPTA advisory officer



Area 1 includes the following regions: Upper Central & Lower Northland, Auckland, Counties Manukau, Waikato, Central Plateau, Hauraki Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Western Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and East Coast.

Area 2 includes the following regions: Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wairarapa, Wellington, Hutt Valley, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Aoraki, Otago and Southland.



Tai Tarai

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