Our Stories

Kupe to help raise awareness around prostate cancer

posted: 11:30 am - 19th April 2018

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and finding it early can save lives. In attempts to combat the cancer, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has developed a new web-based tool – Kupe – specifically for Māori and Pacific men and their families/whanau. Read more

Pacific Dance Festival set to move audience

posted: 11:00 am - 19th April 2018

Diverse works by Pacific choreographers celebrating New Zealand’s vibrant Pacific dance scene will be showcased at the Pacific Dance Festival in June. Read more

Pacific woman on a mission

posted: 12:30 pm - 12th April 2018

Asena Tolungamaka is on a mission. The nearly 24-year-old has a dream to become the first Pacific female Prime Minister and she is doing all she can to make that dream a reality. Read more

Engineering a future in STEM

posted: 12:00 pm - 12th April 2018

New Zealand-born Samoan Hayes Okesene (pictured) identifies with his Polynesian roots and takes great pride in his heritage. The Auckland-based Toloa Tertiary Scholarship recipient was educated in Samoan bilingual units from pre-school through to intermediate school, and it was during this time his pride in his culture was instilled. Read more

PESS helps people reach their true potential

posted: 12:00 pm - 12th April 2018

Born and bred in the heart of Otara, Issac Ilaiu has always envisioned working in the construction industry or in warehousing. Knowing this from an early age, after leaving high school, he enrolled in Level 3 and 4 Introduction to Carpentry at Manukau Institute of Technology. Read more