News and Stories - June, 2019


Leading others to make a difference

posted: 5:00 pm - 23rd June 2019

Even at a young age, a life of leadership and service was evident for Leorida Peters, a 2015 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award (PMPYA) recipient. Read more

Influencing future generations to have an impact

posted: 7:00 pm - 16th June 2019

Asena Tolungamaka, a 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award (PMPYA) recipient says she applied for the prestigious awards because she believed in the impact she could make. Read more

Oscar Kightley awarded prestigious Pacific Writer’s Residency

posted: 6:00 pm - 16th June 2019

The multi-talented Oscar Vai To'elau Kightley has been awarded this year’s Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawai’i. Read more

Social enterprise – where profits and social impact go hand in hand

posted: 5:00 pm - 16th June 2019

On June 18, a wide-range of innovators, thinkers and policy makers will come together for the inaugural New Dawn: Pacific Social Enterprise Forum, in Auckland. Read more

PM’s Pacific Youth Award motivates past-recipient to inspire others

posted: 11:00 pm - 8th June 2019

Back in 2011, Joyce Toleafoa collected the Inspiration Award at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards (PMPYA), and what the young woman has accomplished in the years since, has been nothing short of inspirational. Read more