Our Stories - May, 2018

Scholar on top of his game

posted: 11:00 am - 15th May 2018

Being at the top of his game is nothing new for New Zealand Scholarship student Charlie Viane Sofe. For the past two years, the Samoan international student has won the Top Scholar Award at the University of Canterbury, recognising the hard work he pours into completing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) degree. Read more

Ocean of Pacific talent celebrate graduation

posted: 1:00 pm - 10th May 2018

The success of more than 400 Pacific graduates has been celebrated at the recent Pacific Graduands Ceremony at the University of Auckland. Read more

Spreading Sweet Actions

posted: 12:30 pm - 10th May 2018

Spreading “Sweet Actions” – respect for oneself and that of others - is at the heart of Next Level LifeFitness. Established by Fagaiava Johnny Godinet and his wife Tania in 2017, the organisation offers life-based exercise workshops for 11- 12 year olds. Read more

Problem solving made possible with STEM

posted: 12:00 pm - 10th May 2018

Toloa Tertiary Scholarship 2018 recipient Bruce Graham has always been a problem solver.
His curiosity for why things are the way they are developed at a young age, he says. Read more

Taking action against family violence

posted: 11:00 am - 10th May 2018

Aiming to support and strengthen understanding of what defines family violence and the effect family violence has on Pacific communities across New Zealand, the Pasefika Proud Pacific Family Violence Training Programme (PFVTP) is underway for 2018. Read more