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Pacific talent honoured at Ōtara Sports Awards 2019

posted: 7:00 pm - 8th December 2019

All Blacks Sevens star Sione Molia has been awarded the Supreme Award at the recent 2019 Ōtara Sports Awards. Of Tongan descent, Sione was named Sportsman of the Year before winning the Supreme Award. Read more

Man on a STEM mission

posted: 9:00 pm - 1st December 2019

Fuli Fuli is a man on an academic mission, and the Toloa Programme is helping him to achieve it. Read more

Aiga-family and community at heart of Tupu Aotearoa

posted: 8:00 pm - 1st December 2019

Growing up in Satoalepai in Savaii, Samoa, Rhia Taonui’s grandmother would take her everywhere with her – to her regular village fono, weaving groups, church fono, village gatherings and events. Read more

Languages inspire Pacific innovations

posted: 7:50 pm - 1st December 2019

A new fund has been designed by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to support grassroots initiatives which increase awareness, celebrate, grow and inspire the daily use of Pacific languages in Aotearoa. Read more

Toloa Community Fund presents gateway opportunity

posted: 9:00 pm - 24th November 2019

The Toloa Community Fund has been a gateway opportunity for Faith City Trust Board (FCTB). It has allowed the organisation to not just run an event but to develop further avenues for Pacific students and their families to actively engage with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Read more