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.
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.
PNG Ombudsman wins court order to extend electoral writs deadline
Fri, 28 Jul 2017
EMTV News reports on the election writs court order. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Ombudsman Commission has obtained an interim court order to extend the return of the general election writs until...
Climate change in Asia-Pacific, advocacy journalism in PJR
Fri, 28 Jul 2017
Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Climate change research ranging from Australia and Indonesia to Fiji and Vietnam feature in the latest Pacific Journalism Review in the first publication to focus on media...
Rights, cultural activists among winners of Asia’s Nobel Prize
Thu, 27 Jul 2017
By Joe Torres in Manila An Indonesian tribal rights activist, a Sri Lankan woman who has helped civil war victims, and a Japanese man working for the preservation of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat are am...
Only 10% NZ school leavers ‘Asia-ready’ and just one-third ‘in zone’
Thu, 27 Jul 2017
Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Less than 10 percent of school leavers are “Asia-ready” and only 36 percent are “in the zone” when it comes to Asia readiness, shows new research ...
Constable Jimmy dies in PNG elections ambush –‘being a cop’s no mistake’
Thu, 27 Jul 2017
By Elizah Palme in Wabag, Papua New Guinea Duty called for two police officers and other members of Papua New Guinea’s Mt Hagen Mobile Squad 6 (MS 6) last weekend. It took them out of the Tambul...
AUSTRALIA: RSF condemns 'alarming bid' to crack message encryption
Fri, 28 Jul 2017
AUCKLAND (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch): Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has echoed concerns by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance over a push by Australia's government to force tech companies to break encrypted communications.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed last week that his government intends to make it possible for authorities to read encrypted messages sent between users of apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage by introducing new legislation.
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/VICE NZ/Pacific Media Watch): A New Zealand media educator has criticised the lack of New Zealand mainstream media coverage on a crucial Pacific issue in a new VICE report on the rise of Maori and Pacific solidarity for West Papuan independence.
In an interview with a VICE Auckland correspondent, James Borrowdale, the Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie said the lack of New Zealand media interest was “puzzling” given it was one of the major security and human rights issues facing the region.
AUCKLAND (Pacific Journalism Review/Pacific Media Watch): With Fiji President Voreqe Bainimarama as president of the COP23 global climate change summit in Bonn in November, it is timely for Pacific Journalism Review to publish the first collection of regional peer-reviewed research papers on Asia-Pacific climate and the media in the latest edition.
Thirteen climate change research articles have been included in this issue, along with three unthemed articles on topics ranging from defamation law in Australia to citizen journalism in South Korea.
By Dames Alexander Sinaga
JAKARTA (Jakarta Globe/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered law enforcers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with what he called a narcotics emergency facing the country.
“No mercy for foreign drug traffickers. We are currently in an emergency in terms of drug abuse,” Widodo said.
GLOBAL: Media freedom summit slams Gulf states, supports Al Jazeera
Wed, 26 Jul 2017
By Dr Joseph M Fernandez
DOHA, Qatar (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The international freedom of expression conference in Doha has ended with a strong condemnation of the threats by a group of Gulf states against Qatar and an expression of “total solidarity” with journalists and workers at Al Jazeera and other media targeted by the group.
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