News and Stories - May, 2020


Rotuman Language Week launches to online audience

posted: 8:00 pm - 10th May 2020

A proud Rotuman community has launched the 2020 Rotuman Language Week. This year is the first time it has has been included in the Pacific Language Week series. It runs from May 10-16. Read more

Supporting confident, thriving, and resilient Pacific young people

posted: 7:45 pm - 10th May 2020

Southern representative for Kau Tulī Okirano Tilaia, 18, hails from Christchurch, where he is studying a range of first year courses at the University of Canterbury. Of Samoan heritage, Okirano is the eldest of three boys and leads by example. Read more

Pacific language videos highlight study

posted: 7:30 pm - 10th May 2020

A Pacific language video series by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) will highlight the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study’s work in shaping resilient futures for Pacific communities in Aotearoa. Read more

Language week signals a milestone for the Rotuman community

posted: 9:00 pm - 3rd May 2020

Tieri Carswell has been involved in the planning of this month’s Rotuman Language Week, which for the first time, is part of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Pacific Language Week series. It is a proud milestone for the Rotuman people. Read more

K’aute Pasifika lend a helping hand

posted: 8:00 pm - 3rd May 2020

The COVID-19 situation in Aotearoa has seen the Waikato community rally together to help those in need, with Pacific services provider K’aute Pasifika Trust leading the way. Read more