Our Stories

Suicide prevention in focus

posted: 9:00 am - 30th August 2018

Waka Hourua is New Zealand's national Māori and Pasifika suicide prevention programme, funded by the Ministry of Health. It is led by Te Rau Matatini, the National Centre for Māori Health and Le Va, specialising in Pacific mental health and wellbeing. Read more

Capturing the moment

posted: 8:00 am - 30th August 2018

Abe Mora’s camera has become his passport to a world he never knew existed. The New Zealand-born Abe, of Cook Islands descent never once dreamt he would be travelling the world as a photographer to the rich and famous, considering his humble upbringing. Read more

Youth encouraged to be vocal about a new Pacific Vision

posted: 4:00 pm - 23rd August 2018

High visibility and helping young people to really understand the new Pacific Vision and how they each contribute to that vision whether they are at school, church or university is essential for it to succeed. Read more

Tuia – Encounters 250: Voyaging brought us together

posted: 1:00 pm - 23rd August 2018

Next year, New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and the crew of the Endeavour, which included James Cook and Tahitian chief and navigator Tupaia. Read more

Yavu – Foundations of Pacific Engagement

posted: 12:00 pm - 23rd August 2018

The Ministry’s initiative Yavu – Foundations of Pacific Engagement has been updated to reflect a sea change in the way we work with Pacific communities on policies and initiatives that affect them; shifting away from a consultative approach to a more meaningful and relevant engagement process. Read more