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Ara Pacific

Tālofa lava, Kia Orana, Mālō e Lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tāloha ni.

O Ara lenei ua fa’afeiloa’i atu ma le agaga fa’aaloalo i luma o le nu’u ae lē o tua o le nu’u auā ua aulia mai le alofa o le Atua e lalaga le si’osi’omaga mo le lumana’i manuia.

(This is Ara) We welcome our people of the Pacific family to weave together (Gods love and guidance) our cultures into the Ara environment (for a prosperous and successful future).

Learn about some of the services and support available to Pacific students

Pacific success in education grows

Pacific participation in tertiary education is growing in Canterbury, thanks to a concerted effort by Ara Institute of Canterbury to support Pacific learners. More and more Pacific people are studying at Ara, successfully graduating and even working at the institute.


Pacific people are key contributors to the workforce in Aotearoa. By choosing to study at Ara it will enable you to take control of your destiny, making a better future for you, your family and future generations.

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