High school students from the South Island gathered over the weekend to celebrate Pasifika culture through song and dance. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai was at the Caterbury Polyfest festival in Christchurch.
ATEED’s new plan will see a change in the layout of the villages, with some island groups placed into a shared space. Pasifika Festival Project Manager Leisa Siteine talks about their new ideas for Pasifika Festival 2021.
Cook Island leaders from around New Zealand gathered in Auckland last week for the 2020 Cook Islands Aotearoa National Forum.The forum saw representatives from the health, education and arts sectors share their ideas on a shared strategy for the future of the Cook Islands community in New Zealand.
Le Va Pacific Emerging Leadership Award Winner 2019 Brianna Fruean's speech. Brianna is a Samoan activist and environmental advocate.“I dedicate this to all the young people that don’t see yourselves as leaders, but see yourselves as servers. Because for me, service is the true way to leadership. Fa’afetai tele lava, this is for all of you.”#SunPixAwards2019
Meet Ministry For Pacific Peoples Community Leadership Award Winner Chris Te'o. Chris is the founder of USO Bike Ride, an organisation that uses cycling to raise cancer awareness in the Māori and Pacific communities, and set up the Bikes in Schools Programme for children in Porirua.#SunPixAwards2019
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
Since June, over 30 Pacific students from schools in South Auckland have been getting up close and personal with some of the world's best and leading technology. This month they graduated from the 6-month Pasi Programme with a visit to The University of Auckland’s robotic centre.
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 the 2019 ProCare Top Year 5 Pacific Medical Student at the University of Auckland, Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati.