News and Stories - September, 2019


Measles update

posted: 9:00 pm - 8th September 2019

Measles is circulating in New Zealand, particularly in the South Auckland region. In Auckland alone, 881 cases have been reported to date, and of these cases a large proportion were affecting Pacific people. Read more

GirlBoss leads by example

posted: 8:00 pm - 8th September 2019

Alexia Hilbertidou is the Pacific Business Trust Business and Entrepreneurship category winner from the 2019 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards. Read more

Access to success for Manawatū-Whanganui's Pacific young people

posted: 7:30 pm - 8th September 2019

Pacific young people of the lower North Island will be more supported while finding employment, or obtaining further training or study with the new partnership between Horowhenua Learning Centre Trust (HLC) and Tupu Aotearoa.

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Talanoa aims to provide a voice for Pacific youth

posted: 8:45 pm - 1st September 2019

The Post Pacific Mission Youth Talanoa event held on August 30 at Māngere Arts Centre provided a platform for all those who were part of the Pacific Mission in June, led by Foreign Minister Rt Hon. Winston Peters to share their insights to empower and inspire Pacific young people.  Read more

Challenging disconnect in the regions

posted: 8:00 pm - 1st September 2019

Feeling isolated and disconnected from the “Big Smoke” is a challenge Pacific people face in small town New Zealand – and within the Bay of Plenty is no exception. Tauranga-based Educator and Chair of Pasifika in the Bay Trust Mel Cottingham brought some of these challenges into the spotlight at the Lalanga Fou Fono: Tulī Takes Flight fono in her hometown recently. Read more