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Pacific will welcome Climate Emergency Declaration

Pacific Peoples minister Aupito Wiliam Sio says the region will welcome the New Zealand government's decision to declare a Climate Emergency.The declaration commits the government and the public sector to going carbon neutral by 2025 and, in doing so, New Zealand has joined 32 other nations to formally acknowledge the global crisis.

Moana Pasifika’s first game against the mighty New Zealand Māoris

Soana 'Aholelei caught up with New Zealand's Pacific Islands rugby team, Moana Pasifika, ahead of their debut match in Hamilton against the Māori All Blacks.The Māori All Blacks vs Moana Pasifika Saturday December 05, 2020 Kickoff: 7.05 pm FMG Stadium, Waikato Hamilton New Zealand

TupuToa helping Pasifika graduates navigate towards a clear future

With the tertiary year completed for those who have graduated, many will be looking for jobs in their chosen career.TupuToa is an organisation that takes the stress out of the search for our young Pasifika and Maori students, matching the graduates with paid internships over the summer ....Soana Aholelei has more ...

Lusi Faiva wins Spirit of Attitude award at the 2020 Attitude Awards

Lusi Faiva, a disabled Samoan dancer and actor, has won the Spirit of Attitude award at the 2020 Attitude Awards. The awards were held last night to celebrate the achievements of those in the disability community. The Spirit of Attitude award acknowledges people who have had a unique journey and have risen to the challenges […]

Six60 react to their new movie: “It’s each of our individual truths”

Tagata Pasifika reporter Soana 'Aholelei sat down with Six60 members Matiu Walters and Eli Paewai to get their take on their new documentary, Till the Lights Go Out. Directed by Julia Parnell, the movie reveals the untold story of New Zealand's biggest band.

FIFA executive Sarai Bareman named in global list of influential women in soccer

Chief Women’s Football Officer for FIFA Sarai Bareman, of Samoan and Dutch descent, has been named in a global list of 11 influential women in soccer. The inaugural Women’s International Champions Cup Best XI is comprised of the athletes, executives, journalists, coaches, and other individuals who are doing the most to advance women’s soccer. “The […]

TP+ First ever ‘Ava ceremony held at NZ Parliament for new Pacific MPs

The Labour Pāsifika Caucus welcomed the five new Pacific MPs in Parliament with an 'ava ceremony - a first for New Zealand’s Parliament.

Afamasaga Jackie Curry appointed to lead Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Afamasaga Jackie Curry has been appointed as a Management Consultant to lead the Pacific Cooperation Foundaton (PCF), in a role set for the next eight months. She takes over from Fiso John Fiso, who is stepping down from his roles as chair and acting chief executive (CE). “I feel the job I had been put […]

New Zealand Paralympian #50 Shelley Kalivati celebrated

Last week Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) marked the nineth community event as part of The Celebration Project, where the achievements of New Zealand’s 209 Paralympians since Tel Aviv 1968 were officially recognised and celebrated. 18 New Zealand Paralympians were celebrated at Government House including Shelley Kalivati, who received her official ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as Paralympian […]