Our Stories

Inspired to lead a life of service

posted: 8:55 am - 18th March 2018

Spurred on by her life heroes – her parents - Mary Timalu applied for the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, hosted by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, five years ago. Read more

Pasifika set to take over Auckland

posted: 8:50 am - 18th March 2018

The Pasifika Festival in Auckland has become world-renowned as a celebration of Pacific communities and what they contribute to New Zealand society. Read more

STEM creates pathways to positive change

posted: 8:45 am - 18th March 2018

William Asiata grew up in a community which did not have access to a lot of “flash” things – his family have always been relatively poor and although they strive, the struggle continues. Read more

Inspirational woman works to inspire women

posted: 3:00 pm - 9th March 2018

Reina Vaai, a South Auckland-based criminal lawyer and reporter for Tagata Pasifika, is a woman of many talents. Read more

PESS initiative instils self-belief

posted: 12:00 pm - 9th March 2018

When the time came for Faatagai (Naee) Leavai to find full-time employment, the 21-year-old faced many challenges. Read more