Pasifika Advisory Group


Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Aloha, Hai, Halo, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to our ConCOVE Pasifika Advisory Group members.

The Pasifika Advisory Group will work with ConCOVE, recognising the diversity within Pacific people, and providing advice on a strategy and work stream for Pacific people, including Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian groups. Together, we will work to enable the Construction and Infrastructure sector to successfully drive Pasifika engagement, retention and equitable outcomes.


Top row , left to right – Stan Schwalger, Maria Eliza, Samuela Sefuiva
Bottom row – left to right – Mark Talanoa, Terekino Vaireka, Issac Liava’a

Pasifika Advisory Group members:

Stan Schwalger
(Chair)
Project Controls Manager,
NZTA Northern Pathway – Westhaven to Akoranga
Maria ElizaSenior Water Engineer – Southern Networks,
Watercare Services Limited
Issac Liava’aDirector,
FC&E Consulting
Samuela SefuivaProject Manager,
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training
Mark TalanoaApprentice Carpenter,
Southbase Labour
Terekino VairekaElectrical Tutor,
Wellington Institute of Technology

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