At any given time, the AUT Pacific community is involved in a number of events. Here you will find a space to celebrate their achievements and milestones.
Malo e lelei – (hello). Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan Language Week), from 3-9 September, provides an opportunity to celebrate Tongan culture here in New Zealand.
A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Usually students graduating are lucky enough to witness performances from The Oceanian Voices choir during their graduation ceremonies, but at the most recent Business School graduation, two brothers got to pick up their degrees and entertain their fellow graduates
Dr Monique Faleafa was last week named winner of the 2017 eHealth Innovation Leadership Award by AUT’s Centre for eHealth.
AUT communications graduate, Molly Dagger, is heading to the U.S to take part in the annual Disney World Cultural Exchange Programme.
This year’s theme is Ei rāvenga nāku i te tuatua i tōku reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani ka anoano au i te turuturu ā tōku ngutu`are tangata `ē te matakeinanga – an encouraging home and community environment is what I need to build my love and my confidence to speak my reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani.
AUT Marine Biology student, Antony Vavia, was selected by the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute to attend the first United Nations Ocean Conference in New York in June 2017.
AUT’s Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study has been awarded three research grants, each worth $1.2 million over three years, by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa (Samoan Language Week) – 28 May to 3 June – is time to celebrate and reflect on the rich culture here in New Zealand.
AUT research students launch New Zealand’s first evidence-based resource for Pacific suicide prevention.
The names of thirteen new Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipients were announced at a celebration event at AUT’s City Campus last week.
AUT business graduate, Manako Nemaia, was named the winner of the BNZ Commercial Corporate Category at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, held at Parliament in Wellington this week.
The Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study at AUT South Campus has been awarded almost $1 million for innovative research as part of the ‘Ageing Well’ National Science Challenge.
Sini Tagiloa was toiling on the factory floor, working hard and wondering why he was going nowhere. He wished he knew what his manager was looking for and contemplated what he might do differently if their roles were reversed. He decided to study HR - read his story.
This year, AUT is honouring our Pacific Language Weeks through a series of short videos which provides a platform for Pacific students to share their thoughts on one of the United Nations' sustainable development goals.
More than 100 students from AUT South Campus will perform as Southern Voices at the university’s winter graduation ceremonies at Aotea Centre on July 28-29.
Auckland University of Technology has partnered with Ponsonby Rugby Club through a new annual fee-paying scholarship to support the educational development of some of New Zealand’s talented young rugby players.
AUT's Annual Samoan Language debate - that ‘technology will be the death of Samoan language’ (o le a liu efuefu le ala le gagana ona o le faatekonolosi) was enjoyed by a large and vocal group at the South Campus this week.
The Ministry for Pacific People’s Pacific Language Weeks are celebrated at AUT each year as an opportunity to acknowledge the diverse Pacific cultures at the University.
Pacific midwife numbers are on the rise in South Auckland, thanks to a mentoring initiative led by Pasifika Midwives Aotearoa, supported by the AUT midwifery school.
More than a hundred Pacific Year 13 high school students from 30 high schools across Auckland recently attended a special programme with a vision to inspire them to achieve their very best, and assist them to explore and make informative decisions for their educational and career pathways.
Giving voice to the voiceless and championing the rights of all people by telling the truth was the message given to the Human Rights and the Media forum in Fiji organised by the region’s Pacific community.
Researchers at Auckland University of Technology’s South Campus in Manukau will join forces with four other leading research groups in the field of child development studies, thanks to Government funding of $429,017 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Catalyst Fund.
The latest round of findings from the 14 year measurement wave of the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study will be examined at a research symposium being held at the AUT South Campus in Manukau this week.
Research into the challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific Islands and their communities will flourish thanks to the uniting of the resources and expertise of three New Zealand universities.
The Veiqia Project Exhibition is now open at AUT’s St Paul St Gallery Three as a result of the journey of seven women reconnecting with a ‘sleeping’ practice.
AUT joined in the celebrations of Auckland’s diverse island cultures at ASB PolyFest 2016.
AUT culinary graduates will be working side-by-side with some of New Zealand’s top chefs this weekend to help raise money for Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston.
A childhood bout of rheumatic fever changed the course of Andrew Fiu’s life in almost every way.
Antony Vavia has taken home the science prize at the prestigious 2015 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards.
One of the 53 doctoral students graduating is Jonah Tisam – the first Papua New Guinean to graduate from AUT with a PhD.
Professor David Robie has visited Fiji as the guest of the University of the South Pacific to present a keynote address at the annual journalism awards night.
Protecting cultural principles and values is at the heart of a new book of Tongan nursery rhymes and poems launched at AUT South Campus on 31 October 2015
Learning the basics of the Cook Islands languages has become easier with the development of the Cook Islands Dictionary app for smartphones and tablets.
Research to create sustainable livelihoods for our Pacific neighbours
PhD candidate Taberannang Korauaba from AUT’s Pacific Media Centre gives some insight into what drove him to research climate change communications.
Professor Fairbairn-Dunlop was formally recognised for her services to education and the Pacific community.
A mock disaster simulation involving a mock multi-car pileup, mock injuries and emergency scenarios was part of a showcase event called HealthSim at AUT South Campus.
More than 30 secondary students from schools around South Auckland got to hang out with some top radio personalities and learn about the business side of the music industry at Music Biz.
Health Promotion students studying at AUT's South Campus will gain in-depth knowledge of Pacific health.
Call for a region-wide push for real nuclear justice in Pacific needed, says Dr David Robie.
New Zealand wasn’t the only target of French state-backed terrorism three decades ago.
Visual Communication students showcased insight at a recent exhibition of their work at the AUT South Campus.
Professor David Robie was honoured for his significant contribution to the Asia-Pacific media landscape.
We need to think about how we can best ensure the survival of the Samoan language.
An event organised by the AUT recently saw Pacific students share their insight into their journeys so far.
A seminar on the ethical reporting of environmental risks was hosted by the AUT’s Pacific Media Centre this week.
It was a busy start to the year for AUT's South Campus.
AUT art and design student Talita Tolutau has a lot to be proud of.
Professor David Robie has condemned the “outrageous and cowardly” attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Willie Jackson: Vision, hope and compassion will beat lies in NZ
Fri, 22 Sep 2017
OPINION: By Willie Jackson Never before has Labour come from 23 percent to be neck and neck with National. Jacinda has touched people and made them feel like they can believe again and that is a force...
Labour MP blames Māori Party for NZ ‘inequality’ as National’s partners
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
By Philip Cass in Auckland Mangere Labour MP Aupito William Sio has hit out at claims by Tongan Māori Party candidate Manase Lua that Labour has done nothing for Pasifika people. In comments reported ...
Barry Coates: Setting NZ on a path for transformative change
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
OPINION: By Barry Coates There’s a lot at stake in this New Zealand general election tomorrow. We face huge challenges ahead, including tackling climate change and building a more equal society. The G...
Consulate denies Māori Party claim for royal backing for Tongan candidate
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
By Philip Cass in Auckland Tonga’s Consul has denied claims by Tongan Māori Party candidate Manase Lua that he was endorsed by King Tupou VI. Lua made the claims in comments posted underneath ph...
Pasifika voters want ‘hand-ups, not hand-outs’ in NZ housing crisis
Thu, 21 Sep 2017
By Kendall Hutt in Māngere Pasifika voters in South Auckland have stressed they would like to see “hand-ups, not hand-outs” following New Zealand’s 2017 general election on Saturday. At a live Q+A ele...
By Kendall Hutt
AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): Pasifika voters in South Auckland have stressed they would like to see “hand-ups, not hand-outs” following New Zealand’s 2017 general election on September 23.
At a live Q+A election panel held at the Māngere Arts Centre Community Café, homelessness and Auckland’s housing crisis were the issues front-and-centre for the audience.
WEST PAPUA: Vanuatu taking cause to UN General Assembly
Tue, 19 Sep 2017
By Jonas Cullwick
PORT VILA (Vanuatu Daily Post/Pacific Media Watch): Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, says although the South Pacific Leaders Forum in Samoa discussed West Papua as an agenda item, “some members thought it was a sensitive issue and didn’t want the forum to make a decision on the subject”.
However, Tabimasmas labelled the efforts of Vanuatu “developing”, as several countries in the region have recently joined Vanuatu in supporting the issue of West Papua.
AUCKLAND (Radio 95bFM The Wire/Southern Cross/Pacific Media Watch): Issues important to young Pasifika voters in New Zealand’s 2017 general election is the focus of the Pacific Media Centre’s weekly Southern Cross radio programme.
Mabel Muller, a former Pacific Media Centre contributor and a journalist for Radio 531pi, tells Pacific Media Watch freedom project editor Kendall Hutt poverty and housing are central issues for Pasifika youth this election.
Professor David Robie, director of the Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, and seven academics from Indonesia’s Universitas Gadjah Mada will be on exchange next month in the first communication and publication research collaboration of its kind in New Zealand.
The CESASS academic team from Indonesia coming to AUT's PMC
Thu, 14 Sep 2017
A team of seven academics from the Centre for Southeast Social Studies at the Universitas Gadjah Mada is visiting Auckland University of Technology next month.
They will be hosted by the School of Communication Studies and the Pacific Media Centre for a setries of workshops, seminars and professional exchanges. They will be in Auckland from October 1-13.
Last updated: 22-Sep-2017 1.17pm
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