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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 […]

TP+ Pasifika teachers strike in Aotea Square

Pasifika teachers, students and other supporters were out in force this week taking part in the mega-strike at Aotea Square. #Pacific #Teachers #StrikeAction #Education

Samoan Language Week 2019

It's Samoan language week and this year's theme is "lalaga le si'osi'omaga mo se lumana'i manuia"...which means "weave an environment for a better future"'. One woman doing that Nafanuatele Lafitaga Mafaufau who started up her own Samoan classes this year to provide a supportive environment for New Zealanders to learn the language. Toni Talamaivao has this story.

Samoan Scientist Amy Miller

Known as the 'Samoan Scientist', Amy Miller has just returned to New Zealand after two years working as a plant and post-harvest scientist in Samoa. Now she's inspiring the next generation to enter a career in science.

Pacific kids learn to create their own video game

Pacific kids are learning how to create their own video game through a free holiday programme in South Auckland.

The South Auckland academy helping Pacific youth into work

The Oceania Career Academy is a training school focused on equipping our youth with a trade qualification. Based in Māngere, the school is a subsidiary of The Fono health clinic, and delivers NZQA-level vocational training. As John Pulu found out, it prepares young people for more than just the work force.

Trades students gather for Whanaungatanga training day

Trades students from all over Auckland got together this week for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Whanaungatanga Day.

TP+ Ep 10: Trades vs Professions

Tradies vs professionals – which would you rather be? Business director Jerome Mika, youth worker and former scaffolder Matalena O’Mara and engineering CEO Saia Latu have their say in this week's panel.

SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2018 – Dual Language Resources Speech

Ministry for Pacific Peoples Pacific Service Excellence Award winner the Ministry of Education Dual Language Resources Team. Accepting the award on the team's behalf is Ministry of Education Deputy Secretary Ellen MacGregor-Reid with teacher Julie Faiva. #SunPixAwards

SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2018 – Logan Poloai speech

Procare Top Year 5 Pacific Medical Student Award winner Logan Poloai's speech. #SunPixAwards

MIT launch plan to lift Pacific success

Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand’s largest tertiary educator of Pasifika students, has launched its plan to lift Pasifika success over the next five years.

650 scholarships on offer for Pacific and Māori in trade

Help is available for Pacific and Māori keen to get into the booming trades industry, thanks to 650 scholarships available through Māori and Pasifika Trades Training next year.