Students from Tāmaki College and Polynesian eatery Ika Bowl were among a group of businesses, creatives, students and tech-minded people who competed in an Auckland ‘hackathon’ over the weekend. Called Hack Tāmaki, the 48-hour hackathon included local businesses and organisations who pitched a challenge facing their business. They then each worked with a team of […]
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The man who is now famous for the America's Cup and global sports graphics, Sir Ian Taylor, has been busy creating an online platform depicting the story of Polynesian voyagers who crossed the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa. John Pulu reports.
A batch of the Covid-19 vaccine will be available sooner than expected, and frontline border workers will be the first to receive them.Dr Debbie Ryan from Pacific Perspectives gives her view on that development and what the eventual vaccine rollout might look like - especially for our Pasifika people.
The New Zealand Government has set aside hundreds of millions of dollars to access a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods announced today. The Prime Minister said she was in talks with world leaders about global vaccine development, including Angela Merkel, […]
Our phones, computers and laptops are all gateways to endless streams of information. But in this post-fact age, just how reliable is the information you're consuming?
In 2012, when Cook Islander Cori Pokotea left college without a NCEA qualification, she never thought that one day she would be providing an essential service through a global pandemic. Having graduated with a New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 3) from Whitireia at the Porirua campus, and then snapped up by electrical company, […]
The Health Research Council has awarded Dr Seini Taufa of Moana Research – an independent research organisation owned by six Pacific researchers – a $600k Pacific Project Grant to explore the response of the health system to the mental health needs of Pacific mothers and fathers. Dr Taufa, Principal Investigator and Research Lead for Moana […]
Have you or someone you know been a victim of a scam? If so, you aren’t alone. They don’t discriminate on who they prey on, and sometimes those very scammers can be people you love and trust - what one Tongan mother of two had to learn the hard way when she was scammed two years by a friend. So what is a scam? How can you spot one? And what should you do if you think you might be in one? Here’s Moana Makapelu Lee with this story.
A new mentoring programme inspiring Māori and Pacific women has been launched in Auckland. The 9-week programme is aimed to mentor and assist women around the Pacific and in Aotearoa who are selling their products on a safe online platform using Shopify. Soana Aholelei has this story.