Our Stories

Our differences are no barrier

posted: 9:00 am - 23rd March 2018

The child of a Niuean father and a blonde-blue-eyed Kiwi mother, career diplomat Raylene Liufalani sometimes felt a little out of place growing up in small-town New Zealand. Read more

From shy to successfully employed

posted: 8:30 am - 23rd March 2018

Sione Talia has gone from being extremely shy and replying to questions with one-word answers, to being an effective communicator and successfully employed, all thanks to the Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS). Read more

Pacific Education Foundation seeks board members

posted: 11:00 am - 21st March 2018

The Pacific Education Foundation (PEF) is seeking applications for five board members. Read more

Nurturing young Pacific artists

posted: 9:05 am - 18th March 2018

With so much focus on encouraging young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects and careers recently, achievement in the arts and creative arena does not go unnoticed in the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards. On March 28, a young Pacific creative will be presented with the prestigious Creative New Zealand and Massey University - Arts and Creativity Award at a ceremony in Auckland. Read more

Dengue fever update

posted: 9:00 am - 18th March 2018

Over the past few months there have been outbreaks of dengue fever in some parts of the Pacific resulting in an increased number of dengue cases being recorded mainly in the Auckland region among travellers returning from Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Read more