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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 […]

Meet Clinical Nurse Director Safaato’a Fereti | SunPix Awards 2020

Meet Pasifika Futures Pacific Health & Wellbeing Award Winner Safaato’a (To'a) Fereti. As Clinical Nurse Director of Medicine at Counties Manukau Health, Chair of the New Zealand Nursing Council and President of the Pan Pacific Nurses Association, To'a has contributed significantly to multiple health projects locally and internationally and is a leader in the Covid-19 nursing response.#SunPixAwards2020

Island Pepe: Pasifika baby apparel

Alistar Kata met the team behind Island Pepe, an Auckland-based clothing brand promoting our Pacific languages.

Former NZ soldier bringing awareness to soldiers’ mental health through Invictus Games

The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured or sick active duty and former service members. Among this year’s 25-strong squad representing the NZ Defence Force is amputee Faamanu Filo Leaana, who’s competing in his third games. This time, it’s his message of mental health that’s driving him.

Covid-19: A Pacific child’s perspective

Pasifika Medical Association Group For three Fijian youngsters – Zion, Israel and Jeda’iah, there’s been a silver lining during the Covid-19 lockdown period – no school. Although the response from the Pickering-Thakathaka siblings may be typical for a child, they are all aware of the importance of the actions taken by the New Zealand Government. “We […]

Dave ‘Brown Buttabean’ Letele’s top exercises to keep fit over the summer

Fitness fanatic Dave 'Buttabean' Letele and his crew Phil Tele'a and Ina Walters share a quick but valuable workout for you to do at home during the festive season.#BBM

TP+ Buttabean Motivation: Luke Johnston’s weight-loss journey

We met Luke Johnston, a member of Dave Letele aka Brown Buttabean's Buttabean Motivation, to hear about his weightloss journey.