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Niue Tutors

Lingi Sisikefu (Dip Tch Primary)

“Ko e haaku a vagahau ko e atefua ki loto he haaku a tau fakaakoaga."

“My language is the core of my education success."


Tutor: Basic and Conversational.

Lingi is a native speaker of Vagahau Niue. Lingi has an extensive teaching experience at primary, secondary and adult learners in Aotearoa.

Lingi’s contribution to Vagahau Niue is through resource development, community networks and publications in Vagahau Niue.

Lingi recently finished her Dip in Library services. 


“Hifo mai ke nonofo auloa he pola." 

“Let us sit together on the mat."  


Tutor:Basic and Conversational.

Ioane Aleke Fa’avae originates from Niue and Tonga. He is a choreographer, composer, educator, author, researcher, broadcaster, actor and an expert in the Vagahau Niue and culture. He has served on different organisations as an advisor and board member ranging from education, arts, language & culture, media and health.

A recipient of the 2014 Creative NZ Pacific Heritage Award for his excellent contribution to Pacific Heritage Arts in New Zealand. In 2010 and 2011 he was awarded The University of Auckalnd Arts & Cultural Blues (Language & Culture) highest accolade attained at university level for his outstanding achievements and contribution to Vagahau Niue and culture at a national and international capacity.

Ioane’s passion for the language and culture has led him back to the Pasifika Education Centre. He will take up the position as one of the Vagahau Niue educators teaching Introduction to basic Vagahau Niue Language and Culture as well as Every day Conversation.




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Meleveti Makaola

"Fakalofa lahi atu!"

Everyday Conversation Niuean Tutor

My name is Meleveti Makaola.

Firstly, I pay homage to our Heavenly father for his blessings that he always bestows upon us in our daily lives.

I was born and raised in Niue and am a native speaker of the language. I am fifty nine years of age.

I attended Niue High School and received a Government Scholarship to further my education at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. I graduated with a Diploma of Education. I also attended Christchurch Teacher’s College, Christchurch, Aotearoa and I did a Graduate Diploma of TESSOL at the Auckland University.

I taught at Niue High School, Niue for a few years before migrating to Aotearoa when I had my family.

I taught in various West Auckland Secondary Schools for almost twenty years. Currently, health wise I am not teaching full time but have found another passion to further impart my cultural heritage in the teaching of my mother tongue to those eager and wanting to learn the Niue language and to preserve its unique customs.

In life, I believe in the following “Set yourself a goal, aim to achieve it with excellence. If at first you do not succeed try and try again until you are successful”

I am Treasurer of our village Mutalau Ululauta Matahefonua Trust, a Community Group here in Auckland, Aotearoa. I also help run our Family Reunions and I also belong to the Niutupuola Health Group run by The Fono, a Health Care provider in Henderson, West Auckland.

Oue tulou! Kia Monuina!

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