Our Team

Our friendly team is here to support Under 25s with study options, scholarships, and help guide you through the application process. We understand that this process can be overwhelming which is why our dedicated team is here for you. Get in touch and allow us to help answer any questions you have about becoming a student at Unitec.


Blair Sorensen


Secondary School and Community Engagement

Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu. Adorn the bird with feathers, so it may fly. Kia ora! Education is a waka that can help us all to navigate the waters of knowledge. I am thankful to support our youth as they pathway forward. I enjoy connecting with secondary schools and in community groups and am inspired to see our youth allowing their dreams to take flight. What a blessing!

Get in touch with Blair

021 749 637



Sione TaufaSione Taufa


Secondary School and Community Liaison

Malo e lelei. Supporting students in navigating their way through the different career opportunities available to them, is a highly rewarding role. Whether it’s online or face to face, walking alongside students as they equip and prepare themselves for tertiary studies is a very exciting journey to be a part of. There is an exchange in added value with the amazing people I get to work with every day.

Get in touch with Sione

021 346 782


Ezrah Vai                                                                                                                                                                 Ezra Vai


Secondary school and Community Liason

Talofa Lava. Although i'm still fairly new to this role, I am constantly learning and always willing to help and assist students wherever they may need me, especially on this journey of transitioning from high school to what they want for their career path. 

Get in touch with Ezrah



Other faces you might recognise

You might get to meet senior members of the team during your pōwhiri, or see them at events. We're a very active and integrated team who are invested in your future success!

Teaching staff

Rocxie Ngaro

UPC Trades Academic Lead / Carpentry Lecturer

Jake Fuemana

Carpentry Lecturer

Arbin Prasad

Arbin Prasad

Automotive Lecturer

Ana Pickering

Ana Pickering

Health and Community Lecturer


Leadership and support




                                                                                Andrea Thumath

Director of Under 25s Success


                                                                                 Gabby Paki     

   Team Leader Academic Operations            


                                                                                Janette Kora

 Transition Coordinator 


                                                                                Kayla Vaiula 




Our planned activities & events

 Take a look upcoming events and workshops for more details so you know what to expect, and more importantly, where you'll have the opportunity to meet our team and chat with us.

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Keep up with the hustle and bustle of the Unitec Pathways team. We enjoy being in the community and sharing the excitement and vibe at Unitec. Join us to see behind-the-scenes at holiday workshops or see how no day is the same for us. Let us show you that there is no single path to succes. Get in touch with us so we can help you find your thing at #unitecnz.

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