News and Stories - September, 2019

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Climate change will have a profound impact on Pacific languages

posted: 9:00 pm - 29th September 2019

Pacific youth constantly remind us languages and cultures are an integral part of peoples' identities and personal wellbeing; and people should do all they can to ensure it is safeguarded and passed onto future generations. Read more

Pacific youth sparks voice in others

posted: 8:30 pm - 29th September 2019

While Swedish 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been in the news of late, credited with raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change, Pacific youth in New Zealand are starting to voice their concerns on the issue, which is drastically affecting their homelands. Ensuring her voice is heard and her message is understood, is another 16-year-old, South Auckland youth leader and climate change activist Aigagalefili Fepulea’i-Tupa’i. Read more

Award speaks volumes for aspiring Pacific entrepreneurs

posted: 8:00 pm - 29th September 2019

Keith Toma says his success at the 2019 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards speaks volumes for his family and for aspiring young Pacific entrepreneurs making business their passion. Read more

Pacific documentary tours Aotearoa

posted: 8:30 pm - 22nd September 2019

The award-winning documentary For My Father’s Kingdom, directed by Vea Mafile’o and Jerry Tauamiti, has hit the road and is showing in different parts of New Zealand as part of a nationwide community screenings tour. Read more

Pacific identity means everything to PMPYA recipient

posted: 8:00 pm - 22nd September 2019

There are many things Louisa Vaeluaga is passionate about – but most of all, it is her Pacific identity, culture, traditions and values. Read more