Our Stories

Successful future based on love

posted: 7:00 am - 19th July 2018

A large crowd turned out to listen to Chair of the Health Research Council Pacific Committee speak at the Amanaki STEM Academy Parents’ Talanoa. Dr Palatasa Havea led the first of a series of community conversations on July 17 at Palmerston North City Library, about education development in a New Zealand Pasifika context. Read more

Inaugural SBN Business Awards will celebrate Samoan success

posted: 8:00 am - 18th July 2018

It has been a long time coming, but Samoan entrepreneurial success and the contribution the Samoan business community makes to the New Zealand economy will be recognised and celebrated at the Samoa Business Network (SBN) Business Awards. Read more

Whānau Ora Review invites you to get involved

posted: 8:00 am - 13th July 2018

Whānau Ora wants to hear the public’s experiences, understandings and insights of the initiative, which devolves the delivery of Whānau Ora services to community-based commissioning agencies. Read more

PESS encourages major life changes

posted: 4:00 pm - 9th July 2018

Penoa Masoe had to make the call – join a gang, or turn his life around and find a job. The 27-year-old was steps away from becoming a patched gang member and living a life of addiction-fuelled crime, but fortunately, he decided this was not the path for him. Read more

PESS initiative helps over 2200 Pacific youth

posted: 8:00 am - 9th July 2018

The Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS) programme is aimed at reducing the number of Pacific young people aged 15-29 who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), and in the time it has been delivered, results of this initiative have been overwhelmingly positive. Read more