News and Stories


Keeping gagana Tokelau front of mind

posted: 8:00 pm - 24th November 2019

To serve his Tokelauan community is part and parcel of Vaka Lemisio’s upbringing. “I have been serving the Tokelau community since I was young and my parents were actively involved before I was even born,” Vaka says. Read more

Further support for Samoan measles outbreak

posted: 1:00 pm - 19th November 2019

The New Zealand Government is continuing to support Samoa as it is hit by a measles epidemic. Read more

Regional contribution to Pacific wellbeing

posted: 8:15 pm - 17th November 2019

Akarere Henry consistently challenges the status quo to create positive change for Pacific peoples in the South Waikato. Like the time she challenged the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio to visit Pacific people living in rural communities, and hear what trials they face, as well as their aspirations. Read more

STEM is the future for Pacific

posted: 8:00 pm - 17th November 2019

For 2018/19 Toloa Tertiary Scholarship recipient Sunny Tavite, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is the future for Pacific peoples. Read more

Leader of the future

posted: 7:30 pm - 17th November 2019

Aged just 17, Okirano Tilaia exhibits leadership qualities beyond his years. The Cashmere High School Head Boy is racking up a long list of community involvement, putting these leadership qualities to the test. Read more