News and Stories


Pacific leadership capability highlighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

posted: 10:00 am - 1st June 2020

The 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours is a showcase of Pacific people’s leadership capability in Aotearoa. Read more

Language and culture critical in 21st Century

posted: 10:00 am - 26th May 2020

Samoan is the third most spoken language in New Zealand, and Fotu o Mālama Chairperson and Samoa Language Week co-organiser Tofilau Niulevaea Siliva Gaugatao says the week-long event helps to maintain the focus on language and culture as critical components to living and experiencing success in the 21st Century. Read more

Revaluing, reclaiming, and reconnecting with the Samoan language

posted: 10:00 am - 26th May 2020

Sosaiete A’oga Amata Samoa I Aotearoa (SAASIA) Inc National President and Samoa Language Week co-organiser Salā Pafitimai Dr Faasaulala Tagoilelagi-Leota says the goals Samoa Language Week is trying to achieve aligns closely with her organisation’s aims. Read more

COVID-19 impacts Samoa Language Week journey

posted: 9:00 pm - 24th May 2020

From May 24-30, New Zealand – and further afield - will embrace and celebrate the third most spoken language in Aotearoa with Samoa Language Week. Read more

Growing demand for what Pacific people bring to the table

posted: 8:00 pm - 24th May 2020

Kau Tulī central representative Fredwyn Kisona is a proud Tokelauan/Samoan hailing from Porirua, an area his family has made their mark in. Read more