Our Stories

Pacific public servants celebrated

posted: 11:00 am - 10th November 2018

Two Pacific public servants have been honoured in a celebration recognising those who go above and beyond what is expected in their public service roles. Read more

Key Pacific leaders partner for Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit

posted: 4:00 pm - 9th November 2018

Key Pacific organisations who are leading community change and innovation have come on-board for the Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit staged at Auckland’s Eden Park, on November 13. Read more

Sense of justice

posted: 12:00 pm - 2nd November 2018

The incoming President of the New Zealand Law Society Tiana Epati (pictured) says her sense of justice and fairness was instilled at a young age. In October, Tiana became the first Pacific woman to be elected for the role which starts in April, following years of dedication, hard work and a passion for the law. Read more

Pacific youth enjoy royal affair

posted: 11:00 am - 2nd November 2018

Never in her life, did Hazel Umaga imagine ever having the opportunity to say “'Talofa lava Your Royal Highness”. However, the 24-year-old AUT Human Resources and Accounting student from Otara in South Auckland had exactly that chance at a reception held for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as part of the recent royal tour of the South Pacific. Read more

Turning dreams into reality

posted: 12:00 pm - 1st November 2018

Maitua Feterika has had a surreal 2018 - playing in the first ever NRL Women’s Grand Final for the Brisbane Broncos; and then being selected to represent New Zealand with the Kiwi Ferns. Her success is hard fought for – just three years ago, Maitua had no idea what the future held for her, or how she would find a way into the workforce. Read more