News and Stories


Challenging the international development sector to re-think values

posted: 7:30 pm - 3rd November 2019

The recently established Māori and Pacific thought-leadership group Pacific Koloa Collective is the first of its kind for the international development sector in New Zealand. Read more

New Zealand’s future is Pacific, and languages must be part of it

posted: 8:00 pm - 28th October 2019

New Zealand’s young Pacific population is growing rapidly, and in the future, it is estimated the nation will look more Pacific, think more Pacific, and speak more Pacific. Read more

Tupu Aotearoa built on relationships, respect and people

posted: 7:00 pm - 28th October 2019

Tupu Aotearoa Manager Lisa Tou believes the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) initiative is unique, underpinned by a Pacific world view based on relationships, respect and people. Read more

PMPYA recipient dreams of reaching the next frontier

posted: 6:00 pm - 28th October 2019

Space and the mysteries it holds has always fascinated Ioane Fiso, and he dreams of becoming the first Samoan astronaut to reach the next frontier. Read more

Artist reclaims and reframes Pacific narrative

posted: 8:30 pm - 20th October 2019

While Pacific Performing and Creative Artist Leki Jackson-Bourke uses culture cautiously in his art, he believes it is a risk worth taking. Read more