News and Stories


Artist reclaims and reframes Pacific narrative

posted: 8:30 pm - 20th October 2019

While Pacific Performing and Creative Artist Leki Jackson-Bourke uses culture cautiously in his art, he believes it is a risk worth taking. Read more

No half measures for PMPYA recipient

posted: 8:00 pm - 20th October 2019

With the goal of becoming a Chartered Process Engineer in mind, Sela Maka never does things by half measure. Read more

Book celebrates Pacific success at Otago University

posted: 7:30 pm - 20th October 2019

A book celebrating Pacific success in health sciences at the University of Otago has been launched recently at Parliament, with University of Otago alumni and siblings Alvin, Adrienne and Allen Mitikulena, who all work as General Practitioners in Wellington, on-hand to help. Read more

Tupu Aotearoa is changing young Pacific peoples’ lives

posted: 8:30 pm - 13th October 2019

Pacific young people living in the Hawke’s Bay, Southland and Otago regions will have access to support services that have proved successful in helping young people find new earning and learning opportunities. Read more

Pacific languages ground us

posted: 8:15 pm - 13th October 2019

Language can be a source of strength for Pacific peoples; it can help ground people; and boost their confidence. Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio says when we speak them, our languages provide us with an immediate and intimate access to our identity and our story. Read more