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Meet Samoan Activist Brianna Fruean | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Brianna Fruean, Samoan activist and environmental advocate. #SunPixAwards2019Tagata Pasifika Awards Special: Saturday 16 November, 9.30am on TVNZ 1.

Doe Donuts bring the Cook Islands recipe with a modern twist

Two women from Auckland decided to turn their late-night binges into a business while studying in Australia. Home sick for island food, they got the recipe for Cook Island donuts and started experimenting - Doe Donuts was born.www.tpplus.co.nz

New Zealand prepares to go into self-isolation

New Zealand’s Covid-19 Alert Level has risen to Level Three and will lift to Level Four in 48 hours, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “Like the rest of the world, we are facing the potential for devastating impacts from this virus. But through decisive action and by working together, we do have a small […]

Trouble in your bubble? Le Va launches #CatchYourself campaign

Le Va, an NGO with expertise in mental health, has launched a new educational online campaign to prevent violence within our communities during New Zealand’s Alert Level 4 lockdown. Called ‘Trouble in your bubble? #CatchYourself”, the campaign includes ways to combat stress, anxiety and anger, and maintain respectful relationships with people in your bubble at […]

Covid-19: Wellington in Lockdown

This week we take a look at the growing demand on social services at the Wellington City Mission, how Pasifika businesses in the region are being innovative, and find out how reggae band Tomorrow People have found a silver lining in lockdown.

Food Banks ramp up services to help more Pasifika in need

The increase in new families struggling during the Covid-19 lockdown has food banks around the country ramping up their services. Some South Auckland centres are producing up to three times their normal weekly amount on a daily basis.

Wellbeing Hub helping South Auckland families through Covid-19

The Southseas Healthcare Wellbeing Hub in Ōtara provides a range of services, from help with filling out online forms to pregnancy support and food parcels.

Pacific language hub receives funding boost to go digital

The Pacific Education Centre (PEC) launched their new premises in Manukau and received a $3.9 million funding boost over four years from the Government to continue providing free Pacific language classes in Aotearoa.PEC is New Zealand's oldest not-for-profit, Pacific community-based education provider. It was established more than 40 years ago as an organisation to support Pacific peoples new to Aotearoa New Zealand to learn English.