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NZ and Australia working together to get access to Covid vaccine for Pacific neighbours

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, […]

5G, Covid-19 and Conspiracy theories: what information do you trust?

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?

From early school leaver to essential service provider

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, […]

Scammers: Phishing for prey in Pacific communities

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.

Pasifika women inspired to create successful businesses online

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.