New research suggests that Pacific and Māori students who graduate from university could not only change their lives but also have a positive impact on their families, communities and society in general.
“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
Two historical milestones were achieved by Pasifika academics at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in 2016. Last week, five Pasifika students graduated with a PhD degree, the highest number ever for one of the...
The appointment of Professor Tagaloatele Peggy Dunlop to the Advisory Council on the Employment of Women is a significant and far-sighted decision by this National government. The trailblazing academic who has also been...
First Pacific graduates from Auckland University’s business school are women, Tongan, same age and both with PhDs.
Fifita hopes her findings will help design public campaigns to persuade women from taking up smoking. Sisifa’s research found cultural differences in thinking about management practices undermine the success of development projects.
NZ University researches Cook Islands “brain drain” as part of ‘Education, Migration and Development in the Pacific Islands’
Cook Islands Brain Drain: Why do Cook Islanders choose to study abroad and how does their tertiary education overseas affect the development of their home country?
“I am conscious of the fact that a lot of important people have walked this path before me including the late Sir Geoffrey Henry from the Cook Islands so I have very big shoes to fill. But because it’s a family University in the sense that it belongs to all of us in the South Pacific, I am comfortable because already I feel at home.” Hon. Henry Puna.
Ten outstanding Pacific student teachers of Samoan, Tonga and Fijian descent were awarded Kupe Scholarships by Education Minister Hekia Parata in a ceremony at Parliament, on Monday this week.
From Savalalo to London: 12-year old, St Mary Primary student in London to launch her book: The Voice of an Island
Twelve-year-old Samoan student Lupeoaunu’u Va’ai won a Gold Medal award for her story ‘The Voice of an Island’ in the Voices of Future Generations Children’s Story Writing Competition last year. She is one of...
Putting aside the rationale that Mo Tatou mismanaged their business, that they didn’t know how to run it properly and the audit may turn up more causal factors. The surprise was how the Ministry of Education hung them out to dry in public while painting itself as the good guy coming to clean up the mess – when they are equally to blame.
Within every grain of sand, is a unique chapter of the greatest story ever told. On Monday last week, one such chapter, on the life of Tokelau’s 70-year-old Huhana (Susana) Tetane Lemisio (nee Perez)...
The name change is deliberate. An attempt to clarify the distinction between engaging in Samoan academia, and Samoan studies at high school or community courses. It also underlines that a study of Samoan involves more than looking at language and traditional rituals, that it involves critical and academically balanced ways to gain new insights.