News and Stories


STEM pathway is no place for self-doubt

posted: 8:00 pm - 22nd March 2020

Filomena (Mena) Vaimasenuu-Welford says from her experience, self-doubt and the sense of inadequacy which can cloud a minority student’s university journey can become overwhelming. Read more

Pacific perspective valued in STEM problem solving

posted: 8:00 pm - 15th March 2020

Civil and Environmental engineering student Aisea Fanamanu believes seeing more brown faces in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, Pacific students will find it easier to envision themselves on the same paths. Read more

Pacific Trust Otago natural fit for Tupu Aotearoa

posted: 8:00 pm - 15th March 2020

Improving the wellbeing of Pacific people is at the heart of Pacific Trust Otago’s (PTO) decision to become a Service Provider for Tupu Aotearoa. Read more

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update

posted: 6:00 pm - 15th March 2020

There are currently outbreaks of a new disease called COVID-19. Here are the most recent, official key messages, from the Ministry of Health, which people are advised to follow... Read more

Planting seeds to grow STEM

posted: 8:00 pm - 8th March 2020

The Auckland-based Good Seed Trust and the Pacific communities it works with is starting to reap the harvest of its hard work in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) space. Read more