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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

Pacific Education Winner Edmond Fehoko’s Speech | SunPix Awards 2019

TeachNZ - Ministry of Education Pacific Education Award Winner Edmond Fehoko's speech.Edmond has contributed important research towards Tongan cultural identity and social issues in Aotearoa. After focusing his Masters on faikava (kava drinking), Edmond is now completing his PhD on the Tongan male experiences of gambling.#SunPixAwards2019

Meet the team behind Pacific PowerUP | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet The Electoral Commission Pacific Service Excellence Award Winner Pacific PowerUP (Ministry of Education). Pacific PowerUP is a community-based programme that actively supports Pacific parents and families to champion their children's learning.#SunPixAwards2019

Meet Top Pacific Medical Student Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet the 2019 ProCare Top Year 5 Pacific Medical Student at the University of Auckland, Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati.

Meet Whanganui Community Leader Hellen Puhipuhi | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet Ministry for Pacific Peoples Community Leadership Award Winner Hellen Puhipuhi. Hellen is an Aunty to the Whanganui community. Her vision to nurture and grow a new generation of Pacific educators and leaders has resulted in a successful Born & Raised Pasifika Early Childhood centre with bilingual units in Samoan, Fijian and Cook Islands children - which will celebrate 10 years next year.#SunPixAwards2019

Meet inspiring Auckland teacher Tupe Tai | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet TeachNZ - Ministry of Education Pacific Education Award Winner Tupe Tai, who's supported and inspired students at Auckand's Western Springs College and beyond for over 25 years.

University of Auckland empowers South Auckland Pacific students to “Level Up”

By Toni Talamaivao While most kids were sleeping in and relaxing during their school holidays, 150 Year 9 students from across South Auckland attended a two day holiday programme called ‘Level Up’. The event is an initiative created by the University of Auckland to inspire and motivate young Pacific learners. Throughout the two days students […]

Cannabis research earns post-graduate degree for former cop

Source: University of Auckland Importing cannabis into New Zealand is not usually a requirement for a Masters degree but for University of Auckland science graduate Kent Onesemo, it was vital to achieving his goal. The 28-year-old former policeman graduates from the University of Auckland today with a Master of Science in Chemical Science and, as […]

Pacific Education Talanoa with Hon Jenny Salesa

Community Fono have been held around the country to share the feedback from last year's Pacific Education Survey. Joining us to talk about what this means is Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa.

Pacific education gets boost from Budget

Government plans to scrap donations for students from decile 1-7 schools after announcing a $265.6million injection into education from this year’s Wellbeing budget. According to the Budget, schools are expected to receive $150 per student from 2020. Karl Vasau, Principal for Rowandale School in Manurewa is welcoming the money he says will directly benefit Pacific […]