Our Stories

Nurturing young Pacific artists

posted: 9:05 am - 18th March 2018

With so much focus on encouraging young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects and careers recently, achievement in the arts and creative arena does not go unnoticed in the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards. On March 28, a young Pacific creative will be presented with the prestigious Creative New Zealand and Massey University - Arts and Creativity Award at a ceremony in Auckland. Read more

Dengue fever update

posted: 9:00 am - 18th March 2018

Over the past few months there have been outbreaks of dengue fever in some parts of the Pacific resulting in an increased number of dengue cases being recorded mainly in the Auckland region among travellers returning from Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Read more

Inspired to lead a life of service

posted: 8:55 am - 18th March 2018

Spurred on by her life heroes – her parents - Mary Timalu applied for the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, hosted by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, five years ago. Read more

Pasifika set to take over Auckland

posted: 8:50 am - 18th March 2018

The Pasifika Festival in Auckland has become world-renowned as a celebration of Pacific communities and what they contribute to New Zealand society. Read more

STEM creates pathways to positive change

posted: 8:45 am - 18th March 2018

William Asiata grew up in a community which did not have access to a lot of “flash” things – his family have always been relatively poor and although they strive, the struggle continues. Read more