Conference Programme

Wednesday 10th October Venue
10.00am Registrations Te Puna Wānaka Foyer
10.30am Welcome / Mihi Whakatau / Opening Devotions Te Puna Wānaka Wharenui
11.00am Morning tea Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
11.15am Christchurch bus tour with Daisy Lavea-Timo

Keynote (**change**): Riki Welsh, PYLAT

1.45pm Lunch Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
2.30pm Tony Gray (video)

Ara Executive (TBA)

Kahukura K209a
2.50pm Presentation: Pauline Luafutu-Simpson, Ashalyna Noa and Sam Uta’i (University of Canterbury and Ara Institute of Canterbury)

“Pasifika Resource Kit: Implementation and evaluation phase”

Kahukura K209a
3.35pm Afternoon tea Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
3.55pm Institute feedback (3 minutes each – a positive change happening in their Institute) Kahukura K209a
4.40pm APSTE AGM

Executive and Regional Rep Elections

Kahukura K209a
5.30pm BBQ Dinner Te Puna Wānaka
6.30pm Close Te Puna Wānaka
7.00-8.30pm Boma: How will Pasifika thrive when the future looks nothing like today (maximum 50 participants) Te Puna Wānaka Wharenui
from 4.30pm Bed setup Te Puna Wānaka Wharenui
Thursday 11th October Venue
From 7.30am Continental breakfast Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
9.30am Welcome Kahukura


9.35am Keynote: Daniel Faitaua




10.20am Poetry Reading: Danielle O Halloran Kahukura


10.35am Morning tea and conference photo Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai/ Kahukura Foyer
11.00am Workshop collaboration

Pale Sauni

“Change is in your pocket … ‘Funny money’”

Jason Auva’a (New Zealand Association of Tertiary Education Accommodation Professionals (NZATEAP))

“Home away from home”



12.45pm Lunch Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
1.30pm Concurrent Presentations:

Kalo Afeaki (Victoria University of Wellington)

“Lau e lava – How can Pacific learners strive for success?”


Riki Welsh and Viane Makalio (University of Canterbury)

“Ready for change and always changing”




2.15pm AKO Presentation

Kolose Lagavale, update on our Pacific initiatives



3.00pm Afternoon tea Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
3.20pm Panel discussion:   Government and other stakeholders (TEC, TEU, MOE, MPP) Kahukura


4.30pm Close for the afternoon, preparation for conference dinner


6.00pm Formal conference dinner

Theme: “Wear something different for a change”

Entertainment: Peni Sofai, Zchde Peseta

From 4.30pm Bed setup Te Puna Wānaka Wharenui


Friday 12th October Venue
8.00 – 9.00am Buffet cooked breakfast Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
9.30am Keynote: Sela Faletolu-Fasi

Performance: No Limits

Te Puna Wānaka Wharenui
10.30am Facilitated workshop

Nina Oberg Humphries

Title:My Grandmothers Hands”

Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai
12.00am Talanoa

Handing over the APSTE Conference taonga for 2019

Closing devotions

Te Puna Wānaka Wharekai

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