Tālofa lava, malo e lelei, kia orana, fakaalofa lahi atu, ni sa bula vinaka, kia ora, tālofa, fakafeiloaki, halo olaketa, mauri, fakatalofa atu, taloha ni! 

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Te Whatu Kairangi – Excellence in supporting Pacific learners

Every year, Te Whatu Kairangi celebrates outstanding tertiary educators in Aotearoa. Read about Pacific awardees who have excelled at supporting their learners, colleagues, and communities.

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Pacific projects, resources and publications

Explore our many research projects, teacher support resources, and other tools developed to support Pacific learner success.


Supporting Pacific Learners

We deliver a variety of professional learning courses and workshops designed to help educators to support Pacific learner success. Explore our courses and register.

Collage of the 2023 recipients of the Ako Aotearoa Pacific Professional Development Scholarship

Pacific professional development scholarships

Our annual professional learning scholarships support Pacific staff and emerging Pacific leaders in tertiary education.

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Pacific priorities and partnerships

Ako Aotearoa works collaboratively with a range of organisations on many initiatives to help educators increase educational success for Pacific learners.

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Community of Practice

Community of Phenomenal Practice (CoPP)

Join the Community of Pacific Practice on Facebook. Here you'll find resources and tips from Pacific educators that will help you to support your Pacific learners.

News and events

Pacific Tertiary Education Forum 2018

Conference Collection

Pacific Tertiary Education Forum | 2018

Videos and presentation slides from Ako Aotearoa's 2018 Pacific Tertiary Education Forum.