Our Stories

Hunger for cultural knowledge

posted: 9:00 am - 29th November 2018

Spurred on by her children’s hunger to learn about their culture, Maria Fuata is doing everything she can to ensure the survival of the Rotuman language. Read more

New additions to the MPP aiga

posted: 11:00 am - 25th November 2018

November has seen several new members join the MPP aiga. They each bring a wealth of experience to the Ministry. Read more

Report around Pacific mental health and wellbeing launched

posted: 10:30 am - 25th November 2018

The mental health and wellbeing of Pacific peoples in New Zealand has been explored, researched and presented in a report recently. Published by the Health Promotion Agency, and written by Joanne Ataera-Minster of Cook Islands descent, Te Kaveinga: Mental health and wellbeing of Pacific peoples has been launched in Wellington. Read more

Anything can happen when learning is fun

posted: 11:00 am - 22nd November 2018

Learning was pretty dull for Infinity Kidz Programme Manager Bulou Tuisue, and definitely not “fun or exciting”. As a result, she is determined to make learning fun for those enrolled at the Wellington-based out-of-school care facility she works at. Read more

Trades scholarships up for grabs in Auckland

posted: 11:00 am - 21st November 2018

Hundreds of Māori and Pacific people are being offered long-term help to climb the career ladder in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland’s booming trades industry. Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) Auckland has more than 650 scholarships available for 2019 as part of its work to build a qualified trades workforce. Read more