13 Aug 2019

An academic says NZ must start acting like a Pacific nation

From , 3:00 pm on 13 August 2019

A New Zealand academic says New Zealand needs to adapt to a Pacific future that is already here.

University of Auckland Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, Damon Salesa, says this country has to embrace its Pacific talent or it will not realise its potential.

He is one of the 20 academics speaking in the 'Raising the Bar' talks happening across Auckland on August 27th.

Dr Salesa's topic is 'Becoming more Pacific by the Hour,' and he told Don Wiseman what he wants to get across.

Assoc. Prof. Damon Salesa

Assoc. Prof. Damon Salesa Photo: University of Auckland