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Pacific aged care workers work through lockdown despite the risk

As families across the country adjust to living in isolation, essential workers continue to work through the Covid-19 lockdown.Medical staff, like aged care workers, are on the frontline of providing health care to those who need it the most. Alistar Kata has this story.

Lockdown talanoa with Dr Api Talemaitoga

Marama T-Pole speaks to Dr Api Talemaitoga about New Zealand's Covid-19 lockdown and those infected.

COVID-19, the digital divide and our Pacific elderly

By Amio Ikihele This story was originally published on Moana Research on March 20th 2020 and is republished with permission. A few days ago, my mum called me worried as she couldn’t get through to her nurse for a repeat prescription. She wasn’t allowed to visit her doctor and their centre was overwhelmed with people […]

Poly-vegan soldier leads fight to ban NZ rodeos

Big guy Apollo Taito has been dubbed the 'Poly-vegan solider'. He’s been in the New Zealand Army for 20 years, but for the last four years he’s been sharing his frontline role with animal rights. The Samoan soldier's putting animal rodeos in the spotlight and calling on the Government to ban all rodeos in New Zealand for good.

TP+: PI Health professionals counsel on-going vigilance in Samoa and Pacific

New Zealand-based Pacific medical professionals who volunteered their time to help during the Samoa Measles epidemic say on-going vigilance must continue in the islands.This comes as countries across the region brace themselves for a new threat, this time from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.At a dinner and debrief in Auckland recently, members of the Pacific Medical Assistance Team (PACMAT) to Samoa spoke of the need to monitor those who were affected during the outbreak.Eighty-three deaths have been connected with the measles outbreak in Samoa and over a three-month period, PACMAT deployed over 80 health specialists to Samoa.

TP+: Ikuna Taste – conquering sweets-tooths with healthy deserts.

She used to work in finance, specializing in investment management. Now, Manurewa local Pauline Fotu-Moala specializes in making delicious treats and desserts - without the guilt. Ikuna Taste is Pauline's new venture, creating affordable Keto, Plant-based and Paleo goodies for her customers.

Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann’s Speech | SunPix Awards 2019

Pasifika Futures Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award Winner Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann's heartfelt speech."Ian, to you and to our family and to our friends and colleagues, this award is for all of us."Fuimaono is a veteran health consultant, a role model for young Pacific people, and the strongest advocate for fa'afafine in New Zealand and the world.#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 the founder of USO Bike Ride, Chris Te’o | SunPix Awards 2019

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