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The Fono launched new services in North Shore

Tevita Funaki, CEO, The Fono speaks at their community based services launched at Northcote on Saturday 1 October, 2016 Northcote, Auckland, 1 October, 2016: Pacific families living on the North Shore will now benefit from community-based services delivered by The Fono, Auckland’s largest Pacific-owned health provider. The Fono officially opened a new location on Saturday 1 […]

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Ilaisaane Fifita was inspired to study marketing after watching her family start their own business from scratch. Photo/ supplied

First two Tongan academics at the Business School graduate with PhDs

Sisikula Sisifa is one of the first two Pasifika academics to work at the University of Auckland’s business school. She graduates with a PhD on Tuesday. Photo/ supplied The first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland’s business school are two Tongan New Zealand women, graduating today with PhDs. Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita, both […]

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Polynesians discovered America first, says DNA

Photo: Wiki CommonsNew DNA analysis of sweet potatoes, which were first cultivated in the Americas, suggests that Polynesians reached the New World long before Columbus. The prevailing theory about the “rediscovery” of the American continents used to be such a simple tale. Most people are familiar with it: In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean […]

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PACS803 Pacific Ethnographies

A postgraduate level 9 course worth 30 points, PACS803 Pacific Ethnographies runs for 12 weeks in Semester II of 2016 in the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology City Campus. Purpose Pacific ethnographies is an exploration of the ways in which fieldwork about Pacific Islands states and Pacific communities in […]

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