Our Stories - July, 2018

PESS encourages major life changes

posted: 4:00 pm - 9th July 2018

Penoa Masoe had to make the call – join a gang, or turn his life around and find a job. The 27-year-old was steps away from becoming a patched gang member and living a life of addiction-fuelled crime, but fortunately, he decided this was not the path for him. Read more

PESS initiative helps over 2200 Pacific youth

posted: 8:00 am - 9th July 2018

The Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS) programme is aimed at reducing the number of Pacific young people aged 15-29 who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), and in the time it has been delivered, results of this initiative have been overwhelmingly positive. Read more

Visionaries run in the Sinclair family

posted: 11:30 am - 5th July 2018

A firm believer in ‘waste-not and want-not’, visionary Clive Sinclair founded Pacific Biofert three decades ago because he saw an opportunity to commercialise a waste material while developing innovative, sustainable products and solutions for responsible land users. Read more

Finalists vie for the Miss Samoa NZ crown

posted: 11:00 am - 5th July 2018

Five finalists will vie for the Miss Samoa New Zealand 2018-2019 crown at Fale o Samoa on July 14, as well as the opportunity to represent Aotearoa at September’s Miss Samoa Teuila Festival, at Salelologa, Savaii. Read more

Supporting a Pasifika-led approach to violence prevention

posted: 4:00 pm - 4th July 2018

The ground-breaking $5.9 million, five-year campaign Atu-Mai is set to change out-dated attitudes and protect the most vulnerable in our Pasifika communities by tackling the sometimes taboo subjects of family and sexual violence. Read more