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Pacific Games – the Olympics of the region

posted: 7:00 pm - 14th July 2019

s Wellington-based Jasmine Teariki Davis contests the basketball competition at the 2019 Pacific Games with her Cook Island teammates, she will be mindful of her Cook Island heritage and give thanks for where she comes from. Read more

Scholar’s desire to redress inequalities

posted: 8:00 pm - 7th July 2019

A desire to understand and redress society’s worst inequalities is what drives University of Auckland academic Fuimaono (Dylan) Asafo. Read more

Goal to encourage and empower Pacific communities

posted: 7:00 pm - 7th July 2019

Instead of sugar-coating messages, providers should be encouraging and empowering Pacific people to shift the way they are thinking says Pacific Educator Tivaini Foma’i. Read more

Supporting the mental health needs of Pacific climate change migrants

posted: 6:00 pm - 7th July 2019

With climate change affecting many people in the Pacific region, New Zealand has emerged as a potential relocation destination for those displaced by rising sea levels and other climate change related natural disasters. Read more

Pacific traditions encourage STEM subject involvement

posted: 8:00 pm - 30th June 2019

An interactive exhibition - Patterns of Ipukarea - which weaves Pacific traditions allowing youth to learn about Tivaevae and Tatau and learning about the meanings behind the designs was staged at Porirua’s Pataka Museum, with assistance from the Toloa Community Fund.

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