News and Stories


Championing more Pacific in STEM

posted: 9:00 pm - 1st March 2020

Greater Pacific participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers is at the heart of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Toloa Awards. Read more

Ground-breaking ECE learning

posted: 8:00 pm - 1st March 2020

Emotions were running high in Auckland’s Cook Islands community as the ground was broken at the Kirkbride Road site, which will boast oneCHILD Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre. Read more

Low health literacy a silent killer

posted: 7:00 pm - 1st March 2020

Low health literacy is not uncommon in New Zealand and it has been identified as the “silent killer” underlying many of the undiagnosed and unsuccessfully treated medical conditions. Read more

Rugby role models help boost language use

posted: 8:00 pm - 23rd February 2020

Children’s book author and Languages Innovation Fund recipient Ryan Gounder believes all young people need role models to look up to. Read more

Polyfest strengthens connection to cultural identity

posted: 7:00 pm - 23rd February 2020

Of Samoan, Maori and Niuean heritage, Finlay Samasoni-Tukuitonga has always felt a strong connection to his Pacific culture. Read more