News and Stories


Meet Cam Young – southern representative for Kau Tulī

posted: 8:00 pm - 3rd May 2020

Cam Young hails from the Cook Islands, Samoa and Scotland and is says he is on a journey to self-acceptance and self-love, a reality which drives his work in the Pacific youth community. Read more

Tackling Pacific family violence

posted: 9:00 pm - 27th April 2020

A campaign to tackle increased family violence in New Zealand’s Pacific communities during COVID-19, has been launched. Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu encapsulates eight ethnic-specific Pacific conceptual frameworks which set out the key ideas and principles that promote family wellbeing. Read more

New Zealand in the Pacific

posted: 8:00 pm - 27th April 2020

Tropical Cyclone Harold hit as the Pacific was also working to respond to the heath and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and New Zealand has stepped in to support its Pacific neighbours. Read more

Youth influence decisions made for Pacific in Aotearoa

posted: 7:00 pm - 27th April 2020

With COVID-19 continuing to affect the way we live, study, work and socialise, a group of passionate young Pacific people have identified the need to better support their peers throughout this global crisis and they are spreading the word via social media. Read more

Songs for the soul

posted: 8:00 pm - 19th April 2020

Uplifting and food for the soul, singing is a way Tangata Atumotu Pasifika Mobile Community Nurse and Health Promoter Suli Tuitaupe is helping to ease older Pacific people’s growing anxiety in the current climate. Read more