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At the forefront of Pacific Language and Culture in Aotearoa since 1978

Fijian Tutors


Tarisi Vunidilo. 

Has completed her Phd in Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland (New Zealand).MSc in Anthropology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Maori and Pacific Development, from the University of Waikato,

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, majoring in Archaeology, Australian National University, Canberra,

BA in Geography, History and Sociology, University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.


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Basic & Intermediate Fijian language and culture Tutor


Tarisi Vunidilo has published two books and several articles about Fijian pottery, language and archaeology. She is a Programs Advisor, Pacific Arts, Creative New Zealand from 2007-2009; Collections Services Manager, Waikato Museum of Art & History from 2003-2007; Collection Manager (Registrar) of Pacific Collection at Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa from 2001-2003, and Director from 2000-2001 and Archaeologist and Head of the Archaeology Department from 1997-2000, and Graduate Trainee, Archaeology Department from 1994-1996 at the Fiji Museum.

She is currently volunteering as Secretary-General for the Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA) and works between her office in Port Vila, Vanuatu and Auckland, New Zealand. She currently lectures at the University of Auckland. 



Kali Vunidilo

BA Economics degree - USP, MA Pacific Development Studies – Waikato Uni, Master in International Development – Massey Uni.

 


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 Everyday Conversation Language Tutor

Teaching the Fijian language is sharing or giving back through the process of reciprocity to those who Love to learn. This opportunity allows me to appreciate my identity, culture and realise that the real Fijians that speak and understand the language globally are diminishing at an exponential rate. We have two children that are born and bred here as Kiwis and we work overtime to keep the Fijian language spoken at home.  PEC allows me to value such priceless commodity (teaching Fijian) because it differentiate Fijians from other citizens of the world.

 

Born and bred in Namosi Village, Namosi, Fiji. Complete primary and secondary school in Namosi village and later graduated from USP. Worked as a high school teacher for 3 years, and another 6 years as a Mortgage consultant at Home Finance Company in Fiji before migrating to Nz in 2001 with my family. After graduating from Wellington College of Education, Wellington in 2002, I started teaching Economics and  Accounting at various high schools in NZ including Hamilton Fraser, Pukekohe High, Tamaki College and Wesley College.