Category: Family

Inaugural ‘Whole of University’ camp for first-time Pasifika students – Wellington

“The transition from high school to university is a major one that is often rife with uncertainties. The camp’s major purpose is to answer questions, relieve stresses and learn new skills so the students can hit the ground running from day one,” Luamanuvao Winnie

PACIFIC FIRST: Fiji diplomat elected President of the United Nations

Fifth generation Fijian, Peter Thomson, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has been elected President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In the largely ceremonial but prestigious post,...

Saving babies and mums: Midwifery, critical service for Pacific national progress with a focus on Fiji

“Whilst working towards building midwives numbers in-country, we are seriously considering bringing in retired midwives and we have done that for the last three years – at retirement these women have experience, the know-how, clinical and leadership skills and their midwifery practice is top-notch.” Fiji’s Director Nursing Services, Ms Silina Waqa.

Part 1: Rare insight to raising Pacific superfamilies in Wellington’s Porirua region

  It all started seven years ago when Rebecca Welch was introduced to the Aoga Amata (early childhood centre) run by EFKS (Congregational Christian Church of Samoa) Porirua headed by Reverend Nove and wife...

Niue student wins Victoria University’s top Pasifika award – Saffron Lupo-Samoa

Ninety-five Pacific students graduated from Victoria University of Wellington this year. Another successful year for Luamanuvao Winnie Laban’s Pasifika team who continue to not only produce high quality Pacific graduates, but at the same...

Looking for ‘real solutions’ to NZ’s child poverty? Answer: call Porirua’s Etu Ao Homebase

The 2014 Child Poverty Monitor released Tuesday this week did not provide solutions to New Zealand’s unacceptably high child poverty record. What the report does is establish a set of indicators that can be monitored...