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.
Dr Schram absconds on bail – claims PNG prosecution is ‘political’
Mon, 28 May 2018
By Keith Jackson in Noosa In a shock development in Papua New Guinea’s Schram case, the former vice-chancellor of the PNG University of Technology has said he will not return to Papua New Guinea...
Time for Xanana Gusmao to step up and fix Timor-Leste’s problems
Sat, 26 May 2018
By Jose Belo in Dili, Timor-Leste Timor-Leste’s parliamentary elections on May 12 have returned Xanana Gusmao to the Government Palace in Dili in an alliance that gives him enough votes to gover...
Fiji’s anti-corruption investigators charge Rabuka over ‘anomalies’
Fri, 25 May 2018
By RNZ Pacific The leader of Fiji’s main opposition party, Sitiveni Rabuka, was today charged by anti-corruption investigators, apparently over “anomalies” in his financial declarati...
India’s ‘tribal’ minister visits NZ for relationships but skirts rape culture
Fri, 25 May 2018
By Vandhna Bhan in Auckland India’s Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabhor visited Auckland briefly last Saturday to talk about building international relations, but avoided co...
O’Neill defends PNG government responses over Bougainville
Thu, 24 May 2018
Papua New Guinea’s government has defended its handling of preparations for the Bougainville referendum. Video: EMTV By Meriba Tulo in Port Moresby With just a year to go before the people of th...
By Elena McPhee
DUNEDIN (Otago Daily Times/Pacific Media Watch): About 170 students braved freezing weather to march on the University of Otago clocktower brandishing signs opposing the disposal of editions of Critic magazine, university job cuts, and too much of a focus on marketing at a protest.
FIJI: Media Association calls on government to use MIDA
Thu, 24 May 2018
By Talebula Kate
SUVA (The Fiji Times/Pacific Media Watch): The Fiji government is being urged to use existing processes they have set up through the Media Industry Development Authority of Fiji (MIDA) to address complaints they have with the media.
This was highlighted in a statement issued today by the Fijian Media Association (FMA) while welcoming the High Court in Suva’s judgement last Tuesday that found three senior officials of Fiji Times Ltd and a letter writer not guilty of sedition charges.
By Geraldine Panapasa, editor-in-chief of Wansolwara
SUVA (Wansolwara News/Fiji Times/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): “Relief!”
That was the word from Fiji Times Ltd publisher Hank Arts after High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe acquitted him and the company Fiji Times Ltd, Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley, Nai Lalakai editor Anare Ravula and letter-writer Josaia Waqabaca of sedition charges at the High Court in Suva yesterday.
FIJI: Newspaper sedition trial – Fiji Times Four found not guilty
Tue, 22 May 2018
SUVA (The Fiji Times/Fijivillage/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The High Court in Suva has found the Fiji Times Ltd, its three senior executives and a letter writer not guilty of sedition, reports Timoci Vula in The Fiji Times.
FIJI: Hot off the press – Wansolwara marks USP’s 50th anniversary
Mon, 21 May 2018
By Elizabeth Osifelo
SUVA (Asia Pacific Report/Wansolwara/Pacific Media Watch): The first edition of the University of the South Pacific’s student journalist training newspaper Wansolwara for the year has hit the news stands and celebrates the institution’s half century of achievements as one of the most successful regional organisations with more than 63,000 alumni and 26 international accreditations.
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