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Polynesian gridiron football legends Seiuli Manase Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa have six Superbowl Championships between them. They’re using their profile and expert knowledge of the game to try and attract youngsters towards a free education in the USA. Johnson Raela reports.

Pacific Music awards finds sponsor

It’s three weeks out from the Pacific Music awards and a sponsor has come to the rescue. Pasifika proud is a family and community service that’s a perfect fit for the event.

Tuvalu in the south pacific held a special festival to highlight the issue of rising sea levels

Tuvalu in the south pacific held a special festival to highlight the issue of rising sea levels Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 11 Mar 2010

Is NCEA working for our students?

New Zealand’s secondary school qualification NCEA is currently under review, and there’s still time to have your say. As Reina Va’ai reports, there’s plenty for Pasifika teachers and learners to think about.Have your say: https://conversation.education.govt.nz/conversations/ncea-have-your-say/

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 […]

Covid-19 Alert Level 3: ‘It came as a shock, but we were ready’ – Auckland Principal Karl Vasau

Now that Auckland is in Alert Level 3, schools are closed and most students are back to learning from home. Alistar Kata talked to Karl Vasau, Principal of Rowandale School in Manurewa and member of the Pasifika Principals Association, to see how the Pacific teaching community is responding.

Leading the way in education – Sita Selupe

Sita Selupe is the Principal and CEO of the first Pacific charter school in Auckland, she was also received a Blake leader award an honour that recognised 20 years of hard work in education…

Will Pacific languages be made official languages of New Zealand?

According to Bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition researchers, they say unless Pacific languages become official New Zealand languages for countries such as Niue, Cook Islands and Tokelau their languages will be lost. The coalition was formed when the government stopped funding resources for bilingual education two years ago.

Micro-credentials to tackle skills shortages

Pacific people could benefit from a new trades training system set up to tackle skills shortages across a number of sectors.