'Asinate Faka'osifolau

‘Asinate Faka’osifolau is studying for a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Pacific Studies and Māori Studies.

'Asinate Faka'osifolau

“I enjoy learning about the history of the Pacific and also what needs to be done to improve the lives of Pacific people. I also enjoy studying te reo Māori.

“I am of Tongan decent and have been living in Auckland for 14 years. It has always been at the top of my list to attend New Zealand’s leading university. It is a great experience studying in the Faculty of Arts because I am able to expand my search and study to more than just the field I currently am in.

“Once I have graduated I would like to assist Māori and Pacific families through social work.

“No matter how and where you start the race, it’s the way you finish that counts.”

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