News and Stories


Language fund supports couple's vision

posted: 8:00 pm - 10th January 2021

Keeping their children in touch with their cultural heritage is of the utmost importance to Tongan/Samoan Oka Sanerivi and his English/Scottish wife Deborah. It has motivated them to write a book targeting anyone wanting to learn Pacific languages alongside their children. Read more

Pacific leadership highlighted throughout challenging year

posted: 7:00 pm - 10th January 2021

The 2021 New Year’s Honours List highlights again the outstanding contribution made by Pacific people across Aotearoa. Read more

Young CEO’s culture forefront of mind

posted: 9:00 pm - 20th December 2020

With a background built on his Samoan and Tokelauan values and morals, and faith encouraged by the Catholic church and his parents, 17-year-old Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Malaga Aukusotino mixes service with leadership and entrepreneurship. Read more

No place for language barriers

posted: 8:00 pm - 20th December 2020

When it comes to finding employment, Tupu Aotearoa Service Provider Solomon Group are ensuring their clients have as many career pathways open to them as possible. Read more

Growing Pacific Aotearoa through language and service

posted: 7:00 pm - 20th December 2020

Pacific people are a growing, youthful and diverse population both in New Zealand and in the Pacific region, and one young leader making waves is Leulua’iali’i Satuala Tofaeono Tanuvasa. Read more