Tautaiolefue Brad, our Tautiaki-Piki, joined the senior staff team in January 2024. Growing up in Taranaki, Tautai has family connections to the village of Tufulele in Samoa (where his high chief/matai title is from), the southern regions of China, and to Scotland. Tautai has a long history of involvement with Te Maru Pūmanawa as a resident for two years, as well as in various roles in the College’s Welfare Team.
In addition to his residential college experience, Tautai has worked for the University of Otago in both student support and academic roles. More recently, he has been engaged in international development work whilst living in Samoa.
As Tautiaki-Piki, Tautai works alongside the Tautiaki (Warden) and Tautiaki-kaiāwhina (Assistant Warden) to nurture and support tauira to explore their potential in a safe and inclusive environment.
Tautai’s usual hours are 2pm – 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday.