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Pacific ingenuity and entrepreneurs recognised at YES Awards

posted: 10:00 am - 7th December 2018

The ambition and achievements of young entrepreneurs has been celebrated and recognised at the 2018 Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Awards. Read more

New approach to mental health and addiction issues called for

posted: 9:00 am - 7th December 2018

Mental health and addiction are issues for all New Zealanders and the recently released He Ara Oranga : Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to look at how some of the biggest challenges we face as a country are handled. Read more

Prepare for the Pacific cyclone season

posted: 9:00 am - 5th December 2018

The Pacific cyclone season officially runs from November 1 to April 30, with tropical cyclones bringing heavy rainfall, high winds, and storm surges. With the New Zealand MetService forecasting seven to 11 named tropical cyclones this season, it is important for those visiting the Pacific region this holiday season to be aware of what is happening, and prepared for any emergency. Read more

Identity fuels fashion

posted: 11:00 am - 29th November 2018

Showcasing Fou designs at the Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit was not just an opportunity to gain exposure for the Auckland-based clothing brand, but a chance for its designers to reveal what Pacific Aotearoa means to them through their garments - a fusion of traditional and new. Read more

Cultural relevance to STEM lessons

posted: 10:00 am - 29th November 2018

Many of the Tokelauan community in Porirua belong to Atafu Tokelau Community Group which helps to provide cultural, educational programmes, social support services, as well as a community facility in the city. One motivation behind the group is to increase Tokelau youth and their families’ level of awareness about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), working with STEM organisations and educational providers. Read more