News and Stories - August, 2020


Innovative board game explores Pacific language and culture

posted: 7:00 pm - 16th August 2020

Pacific YES team FOLAU has created a small business to give first generation young Pasifika the opportunity to learn basic phrases in their native language, while acknowledging their roots through a fun interactive educational board game, The Island Explorers. Read more

New Deputy Commissioner for the new Public Service Fale

posted: 9:00 am - 11th August 2020

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission (previously State Services Commission) has welcomed their first Pacific Deputy Commissioner Tania Ott. Read more

Provider Languages Fund supports Pacific wellbeing

posted: 9:00 am - 10th August 2020

The Provider Languages Fund offers grants of up to $50,000 to eligible Pacific language providers and groups who can deliver a range of Pacific language initiatives. Read more

Brutal Lives drama empowers Pacific communities

posted: 10:00 pm - 9th August 2020

Being involved in the Tongan-English bilingual web series Brutal Lives has been the ultimate experience for Tongan actor Albert Rounds Heimuli. Read more

Corona Busters expect the unexpected

posted: 8:00 pm - 9th August 2020

The Corona Busters YES team are currently creating facemasks in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, as a preventative measure. Read more