MEd(VUW), BA (VUW), DipTeach, DipTESL
Tuaine has been involved in various fields of Education since 1972, and has taught at various levels: Primary School, Secondary School and University. He has been a member of various boards, including Creative NZ, MOE Languages Expert Panel, Chair of MOE Cook Islands Maori Language Curriculum, Advisory Council to Minister of Pacific Islands Affairs. In his time at Whitireia, Tuaine has been Tour Manager of the Performing Arts at international festivals every year since 1994; and adjudicated at various Cook Islands Dance competitions including the ASB Secondary Schools Festival. He is currently an adviser/consultant for MOE and a member of PIPEF Scholarship Board, and Cook Islands Liaison Advisor.