News and Stories - January, 2020

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Samoa calling for Paediatrician

posted: 8:00 pm - 26th January 2020

For close to three decades, the first Samoan Paediatrician in New Zealand Dr Teuila Percival has spent most of that time at the coalface, working in South Auckland with Māori and Pacific children. Read more

Solomon Islands intern soaks up New Zealand experience

posted: 7:30 pm - 26th January 2020

Life is unpredictable at the best of times, but Pauline Suvevaveni Dokekana is open to the unexpected and determined to make the most of opportunities presented to her. Read more

Fund to boost Māori and Pacific arts and culture

posted: 7:00 pm - 26th January 2020

Māori and Pacific arts and culture will feature strongly when creative and cultural events showcasing New Zealand’s diversity are boosted through the Major Events Fund. Read more

Pacific language resources a passion project

posted: 8:00 pm - 19th January 2020

A group of people, passionate about Pacific language preservation have joined forces at Lift Education, to ensure these languages are given the attention they deserve in New Zealand classrooms. Read more

Vision to diversify the Engineering industry

posted: 7:00 pm - 19th January 2020

Its vision is clear, to build a flourishing Māori and Pacific Engineering Profession in New Zealand, the Pacific and beyond. Since its establishment in 2004, the South Pacific Professional Engineering Excellence (SPPEEx) has been focused on making this vision happen – and its successful work in this space has made it an ideal Toloa Community Fund recipient last year. Read more