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No harm in applying

posted: 10:30 am - 23rd November 2017

Antony Vavia, a Cook Island Maori/Fijian studying towards an Honours degree at the Auckland University of Technology is encouraging other Pacific students who are studying in STEM-related subjects to apply for one of the eight Toloa tertiary scholarships available, valued at up to $25,000 each. Read more

Apply online now for Toloa Community Fund

posted: 12:25 pm - 21st November 2017

Apply now for the Toloa Community Fund by downloading and completing the application form online and submit before Thursday 30 November 2017. The fund is to encourage Pacific organisations to work with students who are pursuing studies in STEM subjects at secondary school, and at tertiary level, to increase the number of Pacific people employed in STEM careers. Read more

Beauty pageant helps push for language revitalization

posted: 12:00 pm - 21st November 2017

The Pacific young women taking part in beauty pageants are role models and ambassadors for their communities, their villages, and the country they represent. This is more than just a beauty contest. The beauty pageants celebrate and empower young Pacific women in New Zealand to be an inspiration to their community, while at the same time advocate for language and culture for future generations. Read more

Opportunity to make a difference

posted: 2:10 pm - 20th November 2017

Twelve young New Zealanders have been selected to take part in the new Ministerial Youth Advisory Group which includes Okirano Tilaia, a 15-year old Samoan student from Cashmere High School in Christchurch. Read more

Invitation to attend Pacific radio AGM

posted: 1:45 pm - 20th November 2017

Pacific communities are invited to attend the national Pacific Radio Network annual general fono this Thursday, 23 November at the Pacific Media Network headquarters on Level 4, Merial House, Osterley Way, Manukau City from 6:00 – 9.00pm. Read more