News and Stories


Reverend strives to serve, not to be served

posted: 8:00 am - 7th February 2019

“I came to serve but not to be served.” These are the Lord Jesus’ teachings Reverend Tauinaola Tofilau has strived to uphold whole-heartedly throughout a life dedicated to serving God and the Pacific community. Read more

Odd Daphne encourages families to heal

posted: 8:30 am - 5th February 2019

Timing is everything in life, and for Playwright Joshua Iosefo, the timing is right to launch his play Odd Daphne, which challenges traditional Pacific attitudes towards mental wellness. Read more

Funding to support Pacific employment outcomes in the regions

posted: 9:00 am - 4th February 2019

Pacific Peoples Minister Hon. Aupito William Sio has welcomed the announcement of funding to expand the successful Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS) to regional New Zealand. Read more

Always respect the opportunity

posted: 7:00 am - 2nd February 2019

Not leaving her cultures at the door in order to succeed is a priority for 23-year-old La Rochelle Piacenza Morgan. Of Irish/Māori (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Ngāti Porou) and Samoan (Magiagi and Sapapali’i) descent, La Rochelle takes great pride in her heritage. Read more

Ambassador achieves positive change through sport

posted: 9:00 am - 30th January 2019

Luisa Avaiki Tavesivesi is an ambassador for rugby league in Aotearoa having either played the game, or been involved from the sidelines for almost 30 years. Read more