News and Stories


Tongan artist challenges social fabric of society

posted: 9:00 pm - 15th December 2019

Budding Tongan artist Hulita Koloi says her practice always functions within the parameters of the four Tongan pillars - Faka’apa’apa (respect), Anga fakatokilalo (humility), Tauhi vaha’a (kinship) and Mamahi’i me’a (loyalty). Read more

Stay safe this holiday season

posted: 8:00 pm - 15th December 2019

People travelling to the Pacific from New Zealand are encouraged to be prepared for situations they may face overseas this holiday season.   Read more

Tupu Aotearoa creates ripple effect of positive change

posted: 9:00 pm - 8th December 2019

New Tupu Aotearoa service provider Kings Force Health Charitable Trust hopes to activate a ripple effect of positive change for Pacific people in the Hawke’s Bay through its involvement with the employment support programme. Read more

STEM professions should reflect New Zealand's diversity

posted: 8:00 pm - 8th December 2019

With a love of both animals and science, Anna Siohane-Royle’s choice to take up Veterinary Science and Healthcare was a no-brainer. Read more

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