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Oscar Kightley awarded prestigious Pacific Writer’s Residency

posted: 6:00 pm - 16th June 2019

The multi-talented Oscar Vai To'elau Kightley has been awarded this year’s Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawai’i. Read more

Social enterprise – where profits and social impact go hand in hand

posted: 5:00 pm - 16th June 2019

On June 18, a wide-range of innovators, thinkers and policy makers will come together for the inaugural New Dawn: Pacific Social Enterprise Forum, in Auckland. Read more

PM’s Pacific Youth Award motivates past-recipient to inspire others

posted: 11:00 pm - 8th June 2019

Back in 2011, Joyce Toleafoa collected the Inspiration Award at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards (PMPYA), and what the young woman has accomplished in the years since, has been nothing short of inspirational. Read more

Pacific Mission provides valuable insight to Melanesia

posted: 12:00 am - 8th June 2019

New Zealand’s development cooperation is significant in Melanesia. In both Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, New Zealand’s investments are targeted at building state capability, enhancing economic opportunities, and improving human development. Read more

Pacific-led wellbeing focus for Aotearoa

posted: 8:00 am - 5th June 2019

An unprecedented amount of new funding of more than $113 million over four years has been secured in this year’s Wellbeing Budget to boost support for Pacific communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more