Our Stories

Passion for sport opens doors to opportunities

posted: 11:00 am - 5th June 2018

Sport is not only Monique Lawrence’s passion in life, but it has helped keep her on the right side of the tracks and out of trouble while growing up. One of two recipients of this year’s New Zealand Institute of Sports (NZIS) Sports and Fitness Award, Monique, 19, says it has been a long-time dream to become a Physical Education Teacher. Read more

Debate aims to create community awareness

posted: 11:00 am - 1st June 2018

Community members gathered at the Samoan Language Debate to celebrate this year’s Samoan Language Week, as well as Samoan Independence Day on June 1. Read more

Debate shows student insight

posted: 11:00 am - 31st May 2018

Issues around topics, Ua leai se alofa I totonu o aiga Samoa – There is no caring in Samoan families now and A leai se tupe, ua leai se alofa – If there is no money, there is no love, were discussed at the Auckland Samoan Secondary Schools Debate. Read more

Pre-schoolers launch Samoan language App

posted: 4:00 pm - 30th May 2018

Tino e Tasi Preschool in Wainoni, Christchurch, has broken barriers with the launch of a Samoan Language App produced in-house and with the direct participation of its own pre-schoolers. Read more

The importance of language preservation

posted: 11:00 am - 28th May 2018

The launch of Samoan Language Week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere highlights the importance of language in sustaining the community’s traditions and cultural identity. Read more