News and Stories - January, 2019


Pacific Media Network reaches milestone

posted: 12:00 pm - 19th January 2019

Reaching more of the growing Pacific diaspora in Aotearoa is behind a name change of a popular radio station in Auckland. Pacific Media Network’s (PMN) 531pi is now called PMN 531, and will be broadcast nationwide following a launch last week. Read more

Passion for providing a voice for Pacific

posted: 11:00 am - 19th January 2019

Mabel Muller became a Journalist by “default” however on reflection, she believes it was her destined path all along. The 23-year-old Tongan is the new Producer for PMN 531’s Breakfast Show and a welcome addition to the radio station's breakfast crew. Read more

Uplifting Pacific is paramount for Niuean Doctor

posted: 10:00 am - 19th January 2019

Dr Arbutus (Arby) Mitikulena says his life dedicated to serving the Pacific community has been inspired by his father and the desire to empower and uplift Pacific peoples. Read more

Hands-up for positive change in the Pacific

posted: 9:00 am - 19th January 2019

Are you looking to make positive impact in the Pacific? Operating for over 55-years, VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad -Te Tūao Tāwāhi is a way you can achieve this. Read more

Working to level the playing field for Pacific

posted: 11:00 am - 11th January 2019

Initially there was surprise, some embarrassment and a sense of not being worthy enough. However, once Mele Wendt digested the news she was on the New Year’s Honours list and would receive a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance, the Pacific community and women, she says she felt humbled and honoured.

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