Our Stories - October, 2018

Home-grown initiative inspires youth to take up STEM-related careers

posted: 12:00 pm - 25th October 2018

What started at the kitchen table of Tanya Koro and Viliami Teumohenga, ‘Amanaki STEM Academy (ASA) is a fast-growing opportunity achieving amazing results for young Pacific in New Zealand. Read more

Performers wanted for 2019 Pasifika Festival

posted: 10:00 am - 25th October 2018

The search is on for performers keen to take part in Auckland’s iconic Pasifika Festival in 2019. Festival organisers want to hear from performers and performance groups of all ages and Pacific backgrounds; from individuals, small and large groups; presenting music, dance and/or cultural ceremonies, who perform in traditional or contemporary style or a fusion of both. Read more

Pacific, proud and studying STEM

posted: 10:15 am - 24th October 2018

New Zealand-born Samoan Hayes Okesene (pictured) treasures his Polynesian roots and has maintained a connection to his culture having been educated in Samoan bilingual units from pre-school through to intermediate school, in Auckland. Read more

Pacific artists celebrated at Arts Pasifika Awards

posted: 10:00 am - 24th October 2018

Talent and diversity in the Pacific arts sector in Aotearoa was celebrated at the annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards, held at Parliament, in Wellington. Read more

Reviving the Tokelauan language

posted: 10:00 am - 20th October 2018

Reviving the Tokelauan language is the theme of Tokelau Language Week 2018, Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau, which runs from October 21-27. Read more