News and Stories


Regional contribution to Pacific wellbeing

posted: 8:15 pm - 17th November 2019

Akarere Henry consistently challenges the status quo to create positive change for Pacific peoples in the South Waikato. Like the time she challenged the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio to visit Pacific people living in rural communities, and hear what trials they face, as well as their aspirations. Read more

STEM is the future for Pacific

posted: 8:00 pm - 17th November 2019

For 2018/19 Toloa Tertiary Scholarship recipient Sunny Tavite, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is the future for Pacific peoples. Read more

Leader of the future

posted: 7:30 pm - 17th November 2019

Aged just 17, Okirano Tilaia exhibits leadership qualities beyond his years. The Cashmere High School Head Boy is racking up a long list of community involvement, putting these leadership qualities to the test. Read more

No more missed opportunities in the regions

posted: 8:00 pm - 10th November 2019

Events such as the November 15 Lalanga Fou fono; Tulī takes flight fono in Tokoroa are essential to capture the true voice of Pacific communities across the country. Read more

Challenging disparities in the Tech sector

posted: 7:45 pm - 10th November 2019

Conscious of the lack of Pacific and female representation in the Technology sector, Eteroa Lafaele has aspirations of reversing these disparities. Read more