Our Stories

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

Tonga’s language and culture celebrated all year in NZ

posted: 12:00 pm - 12th April 2018

In 2018, Tongan language and culture will be celebrated in New Zealand all year. Read more

New graduate pathway for Māori and Pasifika students

posted: 12:00 pm - 10th April 2018

Fonterra is teaming up with non-profit group TupuToa on a new internship programme for Māori and Pasifika graduates. At the end of 2018, three tertiary students about to start their last year of study will join Fonterra, the global dairy nutrition company for a 12-week paid internship. Read more