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Inquiry into Abuse in Care urges Pacific witnesses to come forward

WARNING: This story contains discussions of sexual abuse.This week the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care began their Faith-based Redress Hearings. Survivors who had been abused in the care of Catholic, Anglican and Salvation Army establishments came forward to give evidence of their abuse.Moeapulu Frances Tagaloa is one of few Pacific witnesses to share her story and is urging the Pacific community to share theirs.If you or someone you know has experienced Abuse in Care, call the Royal Commission on 0800 222 727.

Pacific will welcome Climate Emergency Declaration

Pacific Peoples minister Aupito Wiliam Sio says the region will welcome the New Zealand government's decision to declare a Climate Emergency.The declaration commits the government and the public sector to going carbon neutral by 2025 and, in doing so, New Zealand has joined 32 other nations to formally acknowledge the global crisis.

Moana Pasifika’s first game against the mighty New Zealand Māoris

Soana 'Aholelei caught up with New Zealand's Pacific Islands rugby team, Moana Pasifika, ahead of their debut match in Hamilton against the Māori All Blacks.The Māori All Blacks vs Moana Pasifika Saturday December 05, 2020 Kickoff: 7.05 pm FMG Stadium, Waikato Hamilton New Zealand

TupuToa helping Pasifika graduates navigate towards a clear future

With the tertiary year completed for those who have graduated, many will be looking for jobs in their chosen career.TupuToa is an organisation that takes the stress out of the search for our young Pasifika and Maori students, matching the graduates with paid internships over the summer ....Soana Aholelei has more ...

Lusi Faiva wins Spirit of Attitude award at the 2020 Attitude Awards

Lusi Faiva, a disabled Samoan dancer and actor, has won the Spirit of Attitude award at the 2020 Attitude Awards. The awards were held last night to celebrate the achievements of those in the disability community. The Spirit of Attitude award acknowledges people who have had a unique journey and have risen to the challenges […]

TP+ First ever ‘Ava ceremony held at NZ Parliament for new Pacific MPs

The Labour Pāsifika Caucus welcomed the five new Pacific MPs in Parliament with an 'ava ceremony - a first for New Zealand’s Parliament.

Afamasaga Jackie Curry appointed to lead Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Afamasaga Jackie Curry has been appointed as a Management Consultant to lead the Pacific Cooperation Foundaton (PCF), in a role set for the next eight months. She takes over from Fiso John Fiso, who is stepping down from his roles as chair and acting chief executive (CE). “I feel the job I had been put […]

Talanoa: Samoan horticulture family business helps to bring workers into orchards

This week the Government announced incentives to get unemployed people to move to the regions to work in the orchards. The Momoisea family run the Momoisea Horticulture Services, a company that’s helping to bring workers down to the Hawke’s Bay.

Unemployed Kiwis encouraged to take up seasonal work in the regions

The Government’s announced new incentives to attract unemployed people to the regions to take up seasonal work. Theresa Momoisea, from Momoisea Horticultural Services in Napier, joins Marama to give her take on the announcement.