News and Stories - October, 2020

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Shared vision for Pacific communities in Palmerston North

posted: 7:00 pm - 11th October 2020

Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) has shown its dedication to empowering its growing Pacific population by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP). Read more

Facing adversity spurs STEM student on

posted: 6:00 pm - 11th October 2020

Toloa Tertiary Scholarship recipient Leilani Stowers says the challenges she has faced on her journey to date has made her even more determined to achieve her dream of becoming a Building Engineer. Read more

Fijian Language Week 2020 inspires courage and strength during COVID-19 pandemic

posted: 9:00 pm - 4th October 2020

The 2020 Fijian Language Week theme reflects the strong belief by the Fiji people that their language and culture inspires courage and strength - something needed in times a significant challenge like the global COVID-19 pandemic we are currently experiencing. Read more

Policy highlights complex lived realities of Pacific Aotearoa

posted: 8:00 pm - 4th October 2020

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples Director of Policy Leilani Unasa aims to highlight the complex lived realities of Pacific communities, while keeping people in the conversation about what this means across society. Read more

Tuvalu’s unique contribution to Pacific Aotearoa

posted: 7:00 pm - 4th October 2020

Proud Tuvaluan Emily Soapi says living in a country where the dominant culture is western poses a high risk for acculturation. However, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Pacific Language Week series shows New Zealand’s commitment to valuing Pacific presence in Aotearoa. Read more