News and Stories


Pacific languages are a root from which prosperity will grow

posted: 9:00 pm - 6th October 2019

The 2019 Fijian Language Week theme reminds us how important it is to have something to anchor ourselves to says Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio.

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Approaching life with positive attitude leads to success

posted: 8:00 pm - 6th October 2019

For Tupou Veiogo, winning the Deloitte Commercial and Corporate category at the 2019 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards is reward for the positive attitude and excellent work ethic he approaches life with. Read more

Tuvalu treasures on display

posted: 7:00 pm - 6th October 2019

Tuvalu treasures from Otago Museum were on display at Oamaru as part of the recent Tuvalu Language Week. Read more

Climate change will have a profound impact on Pacific languages

posted: 9:00 pm - 29th September 2019

Pacific youth constantly remind us languages and cultures are an integral part of peoples' identities and personal wellbeing; and people should do all they can to ensure it is safeguarded and passed onto future generations. Read more

Pacific youth sparks voice in others

posted: 8:30 pm - 29th September 2019

While Swedish 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been in the news of late, credited with raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change, Pacific youth in New Zealand are starting to voice their concerns on the issue, which is drastically affecting their homelands. Ensuring her voice is heard and her message is understood, is another 16-year-old, South Auckland youth leader and climate change activist Aigagalefili Fepulea’i-Tupa’i. Read more