Our Stories

Burning desire to help others

posted: 10:00 am - 5th April 2018

For as long as she can remember, Teri Godinet Tuuau has had a strong sense of community.
After migrating from Samoa 14 years ago, Manurewa-based Teri has racked up an impressive list of community achievements. Read more

On a stairway to success

posted: 12:00 pm - 4th April 2018

Isabella Tau wanted more than just an ordinary job, she wanted something that would staircase her into a great career and make her family proud. Read more

Reversing the trend

posted: 10:30 am - 4th April 2018

As a general practitioner based in West Auckland, Dr Mamaeroa (Mae) David sees first hand why many of her Pacific and Māori patients end up contributing to some of New Zealand’s worst health statistics. Read more

Finding your “why”

posted: 1:00 am - 4th April 2018

At the recent 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, past recipient Nadeen Papali’I captured the audience with her inspirational speech. The 2011 award winner provided honest insight into what receiving the award meant to her and her family, and also where it has helped lead her.
These are her words... Read more

Excellence recognised at Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards 2018

posted: 12:30 pm - 29th March 2018

Excellence and achievement in commerce, the arts, sports, community and leadership among Pacific youth has been celebrated at the prestigious 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards. Read more