Our Stories

Sense of justice

posted: 12:00 pm - 2nd November 2018

The incoming President of the New Zealand Law Society Tiana Epati (pictured) says her sense of justice and fairness was instilled at a young age. In October, Tiana became the first Pacific woman to be elected for the role which starts in April, following years of dedication, hard work and a passion for the law. Read more

Pacific youth enjoy royal affair

posted: 11:00 am - 2nd November 2018

Never in her life, did Hazel Umaga imagine ever having the opportunity to say “'Talofa lava Your Royal Highness”. However, the 24-year-old AUT Human Resources and Accounting student from Otara in South Auckland had exactly that chance at a reception held for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as part of the recent royal tour of the South Pacific. Read more

Turning dreams into reality

posted: 12:00 pm - 1st November 2018

Maitua Feterika has had a surreal 2018 - playing in the first ever NRL Women’s Grand Final for the Brisbane Broncos; and then being selected to represent New Zealand with the Kiwi Ferns. Her success is hard fought for – just three years ago, Maitua had no idea what the future held for her, or how she would find a way into the workforce. Read more

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