News and Stories - July, 2019


Pacific Games a huge success

posted: 6:00 pm - 21st July 2019

For Geraldynn (Dynn) Malama Leaupepe, representing Samoa in women’s basketball at the 2019 Pacific Games was a proud moment not only for her, but her family, which is spread across the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Read more

Cook Islands language central to cultural identity

posted: 8:00 pm - 14th July 2019

The Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency Elizabeth Wright-Koteka is a firm believer that knowing the language of the country you claim heritage to, is central to your identity. Read more

Recognising the different needs for Pacific in regions

posted: 7:30 pm - 14th July 2019

Napier local Charles Faletutulu says the growing Pacific population in the Hawke’s Bay has very different needs to those who live in bigger cities such as Auckland and Wellington. Read more

Pacific Games – the Olympics of the region

posted: 7:00 pm - 14th July 2019

s Wellington-based Jasmine Teariki Davis contests the basketball competition at the 2019 Pacific Games with her Cook Island teammates, she will be mindful of her Cook Island heritage and give thanks for where she comes from. Read more

Scholar’s desire to redress inequalities

posted: 8:00 pm - 7th July 2019

A desire to understand and redress society’s worst inequalities is what drives University of Auckland academic Fuimaono (Dylan) Asafo. Read more