Otago Polytechnic

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Rt Hon Tuilaepa Dr Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, is visiting Otago Polytechnic today, Thursday 7 June.

The Prime Minister was welcomed to Otago Polytechnic with a mihi whakatau at the Hub at 2pm, followed by a meeting with Chief Executive Phil Ker and other staff.

Other visiting dignitaries included Mrs Gillian Malielegaoi, the Prime Minister’s wife; Agafili Shem Leo, CEO, Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet; His Excellency Leasi Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner of Samoa to New Zealand, and his wife, Mrs Joyce Scanlan; Professor Helen Nicholson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Engagement, University of Otago; and Tofilau Nina Kirifi-Alai, Manager of Pacific Island Centre, Otago University.

Otago Polytechnic will also join members of the Samoan and Pacific Island community in celebrating the 56th Anniversary of Samoa’s Independence with an event at the Hub tonight, Thursday 7 June, at 5.30pm. This will include an ‘ava ceremony and thanksgiving service, followed by speeches from the Samoan Prime Minister and others.


Published on 6 Jun 2018

Orderdate: 6 Jun 2018
Expiry: 31 Oct 2018