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Posts Tagged ‘ pacific ’

Storytellers of the Pacific challenge old societal norms

May 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, IN DEPTH, Student Features

KATENI SAU explores the challenges of being a Pacific journalist



Foreign players adding flavour to capital club rugby competition

Dec 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

The regular imports to Wellington this year include 20 from Japanese rugby competitions.



Kiwis of European ethnicity more likely to live alone, says report

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Pacific cultures the least likely to be living alone, says Statistics NZ report.



New Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

May 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Celebrating 10 years with cultural awareness

Dec 1st, 2015 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Top Picture

Porirua Strong Pacific Families celebrate 10 years by putting on a cultural exhibition and film night. TYRAN HEAD reports.



Petone residents fighting to keep their medical centre score a win

Sep 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Poor people will suffer, a meeting about the possible closure of a health centre was told.



GPs urged to look for symptoms as gout catches up with society

Aug 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Kiwi men, especially Pasifika and Maori, have high rates of gout, a painful condition with links to heart disease and diabetes. ANNEKA PAUL reports.



Church ministers find students for trades course

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

PACIFICA CHURCHES in Wellington are sponsoring students for Weltec’s new Pacific-based carpentry courses. Chief Executive Dr Linda Sissons says ministers have got together and done a tremendous job finding scholarship hopefuls in their communities for the 34-week course.



Masterton school connects with Pacific families

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

LAKEVIEW SCHOOL in Masterton is planning to reconnect with the local pacific community by holding a Pasifika festival. Principal Ed Hodgkinson says the local residents lost their connection with the school when it merged nine years ago and it has taken a lot of effort to bridge the school back into the community.



Pomare residents march on Parliament

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

ABOUT ONE hundred people from Wellington, Napier and Auckland marched to the steps of Parliament today, to protest at what they claim to be “ill treatment” by Housing New Zealand. Residents from the Hutt Valley suburb of Pomare were among those protesting, after they were evicted from about ninety state houses, that were eventually demolished earlier this year.



Summer scholarships for Maori and PI students

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

OTAGO UNIVERSITY is helping develop the Maori and Pacific health workforce by offering summer school scholarships for the first time. Wellington Campus Associate Dean Nandika Currey says the courses cover a broad range of topics that can impact on health including climate change, geography, ethics, and law.



Youth urged to use technology to save climate

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

PACIFIC YOUTH in New Zealand can raise awareness on climate change in the Islands with technology they use every day. 350 Aotearoa spokesperson Koreti Tiumalu says tools we take for granted such as the internet and social media can help give people in the islands a powerful voice on climate change.



Will we see American soldiers disembarking on our shores?

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

NZ back on map as both candidates want to spread more military in Pacific.



Health workers must be culturally competent

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS need to have an understanding of Pacific culture if they want to work effectively with Pacific communities. Otago University’s Associate Dean Nandika Currey says being able to relate well to someone from a different cultural background is a key skill for anyone who wants to work with Pacific people.



Pacific leaders to be asked about literacy

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

PACIFIC LEADERS and educators have been invited to take part in consultation that will define a literacy framework from the Pasifika worldview. Adult Community Education Aotearoa and the Tertiary Education Commission want to widen the definition of literacy in New Zealand.



Tributes to Pacific Media Network chief

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

PACIFIC COMMUNITIES are mourning the death of Niuean born Tom Etuata who died suddenly on Saturday.



Poll: New Zealanders would vote Obama to landslide victory

Oct 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular

IF New Zealanders could vote in the American presidential election, they would overwhelmingly vote for Obama. A phone poll shows more than three-quarters would vote for Barack Obama, while only 6% preferred Mitt Romney.



Sleep study may find weight connection

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

A world-first study will soon be under way to find if there is a relationship between sleep deprivation and weight. Massey researcher Dr Geoff Kira is heading the study, which will focus on a group of 13 to 16 year old Maori and Pacific teenagers.



Community umu for Wellington

Oct 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

Pacific and Maori communities could have an Umu or hangi pit in a Wellington park if a city council advisor has his way. Pacific Advisory group deputy-chair Anthony Leaupepe (Lee-oh-peh-peh) says that many Pacific people in Wellington live in council flats or houses with little land and they want a place to cook their food in a traditional way.



Pacific culture leaves indelible mark on many visitors

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Features, News

Traditional tattooing, albeit with modern instruments, attracted world cup visitors. ABBY BROWN talks to Pacific Tattoo artists.



Pasifika communities fear for future of their languages

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

The Bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition wants official minority status for five Pacific languages, reports KATIE McALISTER.



Poets to pitch poetry to Rugby World Cup fans

Aug 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Pacific poets will run workshops in the Cup fanzone.



Role models guiding Pacific youth at St Pat’s

Mar 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Rhodes Scholar happy to lead others by example at old school



Porirua world champ in Hawaii challenge

Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Grant Barriball testing himself in treacherous Molokai channel



Young Samoans unaware of language realities

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Optimism fails to match the stats on language abilities.



Pasifika festival gone with wild weekend wind

Feb 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Weather denies chance to celebrate Pacific culture.



Smacking is no part of Pacific culture

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Research shows Pacific ‘smacking culture myth’ wrong.



Wellington spectacles bound for the Pacific

Jul 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Karori Lions Club recycles old glasses for people in need.