Our Stories - August, 2019

Forum tackles regional concerns

posted: 8:30 pm - 18th August 2019

The impact of global climate change on Pacific nations, and women’s representation in leadership are some of the issues raised by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern at the 50th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu. Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio has also been in Funafuti for the foremost annual meeting of Pacific leaders from 18 nations, held from August 12-16. Read more

Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu appointed to Amnesty International Board

posted: 8:00 pm - 18th August 2019

Business Consultant Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu is a big believer in helping those in need, and his reach is expanding. The Samoan-born New Zealander has been elected as a Director to the Amnesty International Board. Read more

Success in the regions starts at home

posted: 7:00 pm - 18th August 2019

Horowhenua is a far-cry from the island nation of Kiribati. However, in recent times, the Horowhenua District, which is part of the Manawatū-Whanganui region in the North Island of New Zealand, is attracting a growing number of families from Kiribati who now call the area home. Read more

Firearms amnesty - do the right thing

posted: 6:30 pm - 18th August 2019

Anyone can hand-in any firearm – no questions asked – as part of the firearms amnesty, organised by the New Zealand Police, which runs until December 20, 2019. Read more

Doco allows for open dialogue in Pacific families

posted: 8:30 pm - 11th August 2019

Born from frustration and not understanding their dad Saia Mafile’o, For My Father’s Kingdom became a journey for Vea Mafile’o and her siblings to make sense of their lives and their family’s history and journey to the present. Read more