News and Stories


Access to success for Manawatū-Whanganui's Pacific young people

posted: 7:30 pm - 8th September 2019

Pacific young people of the lower North Island will be more supported while finding employment, or obtaining further training or study with the new partnership between Horowhenua Learning Centre Trust (HLC) and Tupu Aotearoa.

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Talanoa aims to provide a voice for Pacific youth

posted: 8:45 pm - 1st September 2019

The Post Pacific Mission Youth Talanoa event held on August 30 at Māngere Arts Centre provided a platform for all those who were part of the Pacific Mission in June, led by Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Winston Peters to share their insights to empower and inspire Pacific young people.  Read more

Challenging disconnect in the regions

posted: 8:00 pm - 1st September 2019

Feeling isolated and disconnected from the “Big Smoke” is a challenge Pacific people face in small town New Zealand – and within the Bay of Plenty is no exception. Tauranga-based Educator and Chair of Pasifika in the Bay Trust Mel Cottingham brought some of these challenges into the spotlight at the Lalanga Fou Fono: Tulī Takes Flight fono in her hometown recently. Read more

Pacific youth encouraged to use awards to help tackle issues

posted: 10:30 am - 29th August 2019

Service and leadership are natural by-products of the prestigious Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, staged at Parliament in Wellington. These awards encourage Pacific young people in Aotearoa to demonstrate these qualities, which in turn benefits Pacific communities around the country and abroad, Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio says.
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Hikoi to promote mental health awareness

posted: 8:30 pm - 25th August 2019

Next month, 41-year-old Corey Lum (pictured) will replicate Dame Whina Cooper’s infamous 1975 hikoi, walking and cycling from Te Hapua to Parliament in Wellington, stopping in over 25 locations and travelling over 1406km to promote awareness about mental health and wellbeing. Read more