News and Stories


Overcoming self-doubt opens door to opportunity

posted: 9:00 pm - 7th March 2021

Pacific and Māori people comprise roughly 27 percent of the national population yet are largely invisible in corporate New Zealand and especially so in leadership positions. This is motivation for 21-year-old TupuToa intern Olivia-Sianna Masoe, who is part of the 2020-2021 cohort that completed their internships over summer. Read more

Pacific women - a natural fit for governance roles

posted: 8:00 pm - 7th March 2021

Good governance is about being prepared, being strategic and contributing your skill set according to Director of Elika Consulting Group, admitted Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand and Musician Sara-Jane Elika. Read more

The secret to Mathematics

posted: 7:00 pm - 7th March 2021

Halaevalu Tu’ipulotu Halanukonuka says the secret to Mathematics is not really a secret – it comes down to practicing, memorising, and treating the subject like a game. Read more

Delving deeper into the Pacific economy

posted: 9:00 pm - 28th February 2021

Born in Tokoroa and hailing from Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Researcher John Natua says being part of the Pacific Economy Research Project has been invaluable, leading to new cultural knowledge and lifelong friendships. Read more

Incorporating Pacific values to create change

posted: 8:00 pm - 28th February 2021

When you do the same thing over and over, you can expect the same results. Seeing the need for change and incorporating Pacific values into its work, the Avondale Police team is adapting the way it operates, all while simultaneously creating positive impact on the community. Read more