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Pacific teachers and businesses respond to the coronavirus

Rowandale School in Manurewa is preparing students and their families for online learning in case schools shut down nationwide, and Tipene Funerals is making drastic changes that will affect the business financially.

TP+ Airport scholarship teaches life skills to Pasifika school leavers

Over summer amid fears of coronavirus, Pasifika school leavers were at the coalface doing their bit to protect NZ borders, thanks to a summer education scholarship awarded by Auckland Airport. The scholarship gave them valuable experience working in full-time employment during one of the busiest periods of the year.

University of Otago grows Pacific science connections

Building and connecting the University of Otago’s work in science with the Pacific, in order to contribute to development and help address the region’s challenges, is the priority of Dr Losa Moata’ane. Dr Moata’ane has recently been appointed to the role of Associate Dean (Pacific) in the University of Otago’s Division of Sciences. “As science […]

The free little library making a big impact in Mt Roskill

Tuigamala Lei Toetu has started a new chapter in his life. He's set up the 'Book Stop', a free little library to inspire a love of reading and forge community connections.The Book Stop is open 24/7, providing access to free books in areas where resources are scarce. At the same time, Tuigamala transforms old fridges destined for landfill by repurposing them for the little library.

TP+ Pacific conference encourages more young people to take up law

A lack of Pacific representation in the NZ legal profession is the catalyst for the inaugural Pacific Lawyers Association Conference this week, bringing together lawyers from across the country in an effort to entice more young people into the legal profession.

Pacific PowerUP’s speech | SunPix Awards 2019

Moe Sa’u, Programme Director of Pacific PowerUP, receives the Electoral Commission Pacific Service Excellence Award on behalf of the Ministry of Education. Pacific PowerUP is a community-based programme that actively supports Pacific parents and families to champion their children's learning.

Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati’s speech | SunPix Awards 2019

ProCare Top Year 5 Pacific Medical Student at the University of Auckland, Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati's inspiring speech."I want to embolden you to not be limited by anyone's opinions of you, of what you can or cannot do. You can do anything you set your mind to. Dream big, and you have what it takes to achieve great things."#SunPixAwards2019

Pacific Education Winner Tupe Tai’s Speech | SunPix Awards 2019

TeachNZ – Ministry of Education Pacific Education Award Winner Tupe Tai's Speech."Don't ever let anyone say to you that your knowledge that you bring is not important, because it is. And what you bring carries with you your grandparents' stories and their dreams, your parents' struggles and successes, and your own stories, which you will tell and write and publish."Tupe Tai has supported and inspired students at Auckand's Western Springs College and beyond for over 25 years.#SunPixAwards2019