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 business graduate, Langi Latu, is heading to the U.S to attend the Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit later this week.
Fakafeiloaki (Greetings). Mālo ni (Hello). Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau (Tokelau Language Week) celebrates Faka-Tokelau (the Tokelauan way of life) from October 23-29. There are around 2,500 speakers of Tokelauan, which represents 40 percent of the Tokelauan population, here in New Zealand.
Fakaalofa lahi atu! (Great greetings to you!) We are celebrating Niuean Language Week from 15–21 Oketopa (October). Niuean Language Week provides us with an opportunity to celebrate all things Niuean, including music, song, dance, food, crafts and, of course, language.
Tālofa! (Greetings!) AUT is proud to support Tuvalu Language Week from October 1-7. This year marks the fifth annual Tuvalu Language Week.
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.
Police brutally attack Papuan journalist in Timika, says human rights group
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has condemned a brutal attack against journalist Saldi Hermanto in Timika, Papua, and called for a campaign of letter protests. He...
IFJ blasts ‘press freedom attack’ on Iranian-Kurdish journalist in PNG
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the reported arrest of Iranian-Kurdish jo...
Philippines under Duterte – acute impunity and fettered information
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
ANALYSIS: By Malou Mangahas in Manila Eight years ago on 23 November 2009, 32 journalists were among the 58 who were killed in what is now known as the Maguindanao Massacre, until then the worst and m...
HRW condemns failure to end abusive ‘virginity tests’ in Indonesia
Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Human Rights Watch Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should order Indonesia’s police chief and armed forces commander to immediately ban so-called “virginity tests” of female applicants, says ...
‘Embalming’ hampers autopsy finding in death of PNG journalist
Wed, 22 Nov 2017
By Staycey Yalo in Port Moresby The final autopsy report on Post-Courier journalist Rosalyn Albaniel Evara, handed to the Papua New Guinean Coroner’s Court last week, has an “undetermined death&...
AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event next week marking its 10th anniversary.
Following the International Day of Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists earlier this month, the PMC is hosting two guest speakers in a panel addressing:
It was ironical that the most evocative demonstration of freedom of the press in Indonesia since the draconian Suharto era two decades ago was also given a global black mark for attempting to “gag” free discussion over violations on its own geopolitical doorstep. Indonesian hospitality was widely praised for the four-day efforts in hosting World Press Freedom Day 2017, yet both Jakarta and UNESCO officials were acutely embarrassed over events in the easternmost West Papuan region (Robie, 2017a).
PNG: PM O'Neill condemns sorcery torture, killings as 'unacceptable'
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
PORT MORESBY (The National/Pacific Media Watch): Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has voiced the nation’s outrage at the “unacceptable” torture and killings of women and girls accused of practising sorcery in the wake of another death.
He referred to the men behind the torture and killing of women and girls as “cowards” whose actions were “pathetic and perverted”.
By Helen Tarawa
PORT MORESBY (The National/Pacific Media Watch): Investigations into the cause of death of former Post-Courier business editor Rosalyn Albaniel Evara is continuing, criminal investigation division chief Sergeant Ulagish Mantu says.
Mantu told The National that the CID was still awaiting a copy of the final report of the autopsy from the doctor concerned.
He said police had statements from witnesses and Evara’s husband also provided one.
The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event next week marking its 10th anniversary.
Last updated: 08-Nov-2017 9.17am
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