Tauhogofulu Haffeiki is a young Niuean Pasifika person with a mother who gave all she had to support him and his siblings to achieve their dreams. His name means ‘10’ in Niuean and that sums up his approach to learning: giving his all to get 10 out of 10 and achieve excellence.
In the words of the Deputy Principal of Tamaki College: "Tau is a bright, engaging, and outgoing young man who has made the most of every opportunity presented to him and who has repaid the school through his leadership and respect for the school values."
Tau hopes to blaze a trail for other young Pasifika people in the area of Software engineering. He will be the first in his family to go to university.