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2020 begins a new decade for Pacific languages

posted: 8:00 pm - 8th March 2020

The 2020 Pacific Language Weeks begins a new decade of magnifying the value and competitive advantage Pacific languages and bilingualism brings to the Pacific communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more

New Zealand’s trailblazing women in governance

posted: 7:00 pm - 8th March 2020

New Zealand’s list of trailblazing women in the area of governance is rapidly growing. Director of Elika Consulting Group, admitted Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand and musician, Sara Jane Elika sits on that list and says initiatives such as the Women in Governance Awards is urging her Pacific peers to join her. Read more

Ground-breaking ECE learning

posted: 8:00 pm - 1st March 2020

Emotions were running high in Auckland’s Cook Islands community as the ground was broken at the Kirkbride Road site, which will boast oneCHILD Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre. Read more

Low health literacy a silent killer

posted: 7:00 pm - 1st March 2020

Low health literacy is not uncommon in New Zealand and it has been identified as the “silent killer” underlying many of the undiagnosed and unsuccessfully treated medical conditions. Read more

Championing more Pacific in STEM

posted: 9:00 pm - 28th February 2020

Greater Pacific participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers is at the heart of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Toloa Awards. Read more