News and Stories


Uplifting Pacific is paramount for Niuean Doctor

posted: 10:00 am - 19th January 2019

Dr Arbutus (Arby) Mitikulena says his life dedicated to serving the Pacific community has been inspired by his father and the desire to empower and uplift Pacific peoples. Read more

Hands-up for positive change in the Pacific

posted: 9:00 am - 19th January 2019

Are you looking to make positive impact in the Pacific? Operating for over 55-years, VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad -Te Tūao Tāwāhi is a way you can achieve this. Read more

Working to level the playing field for Pacific

posted: 11:00 am - 11th January 2019

Initially there was surprise, some embarrassment and a sense of not being worthy enough. However, once Mele Wendt digested the news she was on the New Year’s Honours list and would receive a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance, the Pacific community and women, she says she felt humbled and honoured.

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The island-inspired Colour Closet

posted: 10:00 am - 11th January 2019

Born and raised on the volcanic island of Rotuma, designer and artist Ravai Titifanue learnt early on being creative meant utilising the resources available plus lots of imagination.

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Helping our Pacific neighbours in need

posted: 9:00 am - 11th January 2019

Within moments, winds from a tropical cyclone can devastate communities and destroy homes, sweeping away everything you hold dear. With resources to share, New Zealanders are keen to offer assistance where they can to our Pacific neighbours. Read more