News and Stories - March, 2019

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Push for Pacific achievement in STEM  

posted: 8:15 am - 11th March 2019

The Minister for Pacific Peoples is pushing hard for greater Pasifika participation in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with a further boost this year of a new crop of national Toloa awardees being announced. Read more

Misadventures of a Pacific Professional – new web series air

posted: 8:00 am - 11th March 2019

Unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion are two themes tackled head-on by a new web series currently in production. Misadventures of a Pacific Professional is a six part web series created by husband and wife duo Esera Tanoa’i and Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i. Read more

Tender process open for providers to join successful work programme

posted: 8:00 am - 11th March 2019

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has welcomed the announcement of funding to expand the successful Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS) programme into regional New Zealand. It is now reaching out to providers to tender for the contract to deliver the programme.

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Keeping language alive in the family

posted: 8:00 am - 11th March 2019

Rotuman families are being encouraged to sign up for Rotuman language classes, starting in March. The New Zealand Rotuman Fellowship (NZRF) Incorporated is rolling out a New Zealand Community Rotuman Language Pilot as part of its national mandate, which will be led by an affiliated branch in Auckland, Mairani Rotuman Group Auckland. Read more

Starting the conversation

posted: 9:00 am - 1st March 2019

The recently crowned Mr Gay New Zealand Nicholas Francis hopes to use his win to start conversations around mental health, violence, discrimination, sexual health and suicide in the Pacific rainbow community. Read more