News and Stories - December, 2019


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

Man on a STEM mission

posted: 9:00 pm - 1st December 2019

Fuli Fuli is a man on an academic mission, and the Toloa Programme is helping him to achieve it. Read more

Aiga-family and community at heart of Tupu Aotearoa

posted: 8:00 pm - 1st December 2019

Growing up in Satoalepai in Savaii, Samoa, Rhia Taonui’s grandmother would take her everywhere with her – to her regular village fono, weaving groups, church fono, village gatherings and events. Read more

Languages inspire Pacific innovations

posted: 7:50 pm - 1st December 2019

A new fund has been designed by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to support grassroots initiatives which increase awareness, celebrate, grow and inspire the daily use of Pacific languages in Aotearoa. Read more