The Auckland Institute of Studies had a special Aloha night on Friday to celebrate the achievements of its Pasifika students.
27 students including 4 Fijians, 4 Samoans and 19 Tongans had successfully achieved their dreams in a wide range of topics, qualifying with Degrees, Diplomas and Masters.
The Aloha night was attended by parents, staff and lecturers of the Institute.
A welcome speech was presented by Dr. Sēmisi Taumoepeau, the Director of Pasifika Studies and Relations while the word of acknowledgement was presented by Mr Richard Smith, a member of the Executive Directors team and Academic Registrar.
Guests at the event were invited to join a diner while the Pasifika students were performing some Fijian, Samoan and Tongan cultural dances.
The Institute will hold the graduation ceremony at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna tomorrow Monday 18.
These are the studentsʻ names and their respective qualifications: