Our Stories - August, 2018

Duty and service focus of Tongan Language Week

posted: 11:00 am - 30th August 2018

Duty and service to country, community and people are the theme of this year’s Tongan Language Week which runs from September 2 until September 8. Read more

The Tongan language is a national treasure

posted: 10:00 am - 30th August 2018

Residing in Ōtāhuhu,aka Little Tonga, John Pulu and his family mostly communicate using the Tongan language at home. The Pacific Broadcaster feels this is the best way for Tongan people living in New Zealand to preserve their traditional language due to Aotearoa being so diverse and English used most commonly elsewhere. Read more

Suicide prevention in focus

posted: 9:00 am - 30th August 2018

Waka Hourua is New Zealand's national Māori and Pasifika suicide prevention programme, funded by the Ministry of Health. It is led by Te Rau Matatini, the National Centre for Māori Health and Le Va, specialising in Pacific mental health and wellbeing. Read more

Capturing the moment

posted: 8:00 am - 30th August 2018

Abe Mora’s camera has become his passport to a world he never knew existed. The New Zealand-born Abe, of Cook Islands descent never once dreamt he would be travelling the world as a photographer to the rich and famous, considering his humble upbringing. Read more

Youth encouraged to be vocal about a new Pacific Vision

posted: 4:00 pm - 23rd August 2018

High visibility and helping young people to really understand the new Pacific Vision and how they each contribute to that vision whether they are at school, church or university is essential for it to succeed. Read more