Our Stories

Cultural relevance to STEM lessons

posted: 10:00 am - 29th November 2018

Many of the Tokelauan community in Porirua belong to Atafu Tokelau Community Group which helps to provide cultural, educational programmes, social support services, as well as a community facility in the city. One motivation behind the group is to increase Tokelau youth and their families’ level of awareness about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), working with STEM organisations and educational providers. Read more

Hunger for cultural knowledge

posted: 9:00 am - 29th November 2018

Spurred on by her children’s hunger to learn about their culture, Maria Fuata is doing everything she can to ensure the survival of the Rotuman language. Read more

New additions to the MPP aiga

posted: 11:00 am - 25th November 2018

November has seen several new members join the MPP aiga. They each bring a wealth of experience to the Ministry. Read more

Report around Pacific mental health and wellbeing launched

posted: 10:30 am - 25th November 2018

The mental health and wellbeing of Pacific peoples in New Zealand has been explored, researched and presented in a report recently. Published by the Health Promotion Agency, and written by Joanne Ataera-Minster of Cook Islands descent, Te Kaveinga: Mental health and wellbeing of Pacific peoples has been launched in Wellington. Read more

Anything can happen when learning is fun

posted: 11:00 am - 22nd November 2018

Learning was pretty dull for Infinity Kidz Programme Manager Bulou Tuisue, and definitely not “fun or exciting”. As a result, she is determined to make learning fun for those enrolled at the Wellington-based out-of-school care facility she works at. Read more