News and Stories - October, 2019


New Zealand’s future is Pacific, and languages must be part of it

posted: 8:00 pm - 28th October 2019

New Zealand’s young Pacific population is growing rapidly, and in the future, it is estimated the nation will look more Pacific, think more Pacific, and speak more Pacific. Read more

Tupu Aotearoa built on relationships, respect and people

posted: 7:00 pm - 28th October 2019

Tupu Aotearoa Manager Lisa Tou believes the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) initiative is unique, underpinned by a Pacific world view based on relationships, respect and people. Read more

PMPYA recipient dreams of reaching the next frontier

posted: 6:00 pm - 28th October 2019

Space and the mysteries it holds has always fascinated Ioane Fiso, and he dreams of becoming the first Samoan astronaut to reach the next frontier. Read more

Artist reclaims and reframes Pacific narrative

posted: 8:30 pm - 20th October 2019

While Pacific Performing and Creative Artist Leki Jackson-Bourke uses culture cautiously in his art, he believes it is a risk worth taking. Read more

No half measures for PMPYA recipient

posted: 8:00 pm - 20th October 2019

With the goal of becoming a Chartered Process Engineer in mind, Sela Maka never does things by half measure. Read more