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At any given time, our AUT Pacific community is involved in a number of events. Here you will find a space to celebrate the achievements and milestones of our Pacific community here at AUT.

2017

AUT student Callum Fiu

2017 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipients announced

04 Apr, 2017

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.

2016

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Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards recognise AUT business graduate

07 Dec, 2016

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.

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AUT receives funding for Pacific health study on ageing

05 Dec, 2016

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.

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An education in diversity

03 Aug, 2016

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.

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AUT students explore Life Below Water for Cook Islands Language Week

02 Aug, 2016

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.

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Southern Voices provide the soundtrack for AUT graduation

28 Jul, 2016

More than 100 students from AUT South Campus will perform as Southern Voices at the university’s winter graduation ceremonies, being held at Aotea Centre on July 28-29.

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Budding rugby star receives 2016 AUT-Ponsonby Rugby Club scholarship

02 Jun, 2016

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.

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AUT Samoan Language Debate 2016: Will technology be the death of Samoan language?

07 Jun, 2016

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.

 
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AUT supports Pacific Language Weeks

31 May, 2016

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.

Mentor initatives

Mentor initiative drive Pacific midwives numbers up

17 May 2016

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.

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Pacific highschoolers encouraged to be tomorrow’s leaders

28 April 2016

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.

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PMC director calls for ‘voice for the voiceless’ at Pacific human rights forum

26 April 2016

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.

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AUT Pacific Islands Families study: Findings to be translated into international context

18 April 2016

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.

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Eye on health and well-being of Pacific youth: research symposium at AUT South Campus

11 April 2016

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.

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Three universities unite to advance Pacific research

22 March 2016

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.

22Mar_Veiqia project

Veiqia Project at AUT reawakens women’s role in Fijian society

22 March 2016

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.

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AUT makes waves at PolyFest 2016

21 March 2016

AUT joined in the celebrations of Auckland’s diverse island cultures at ASB PolyFest 2016.

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AUT culinary team lending skills to Fiji fundraiser

17 March 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.

Andrew Fiu

MBA a momentous first qualification, after leaving school at 16

12 January 2016

A childhood bout of rheumatic fever changed the course of Andrew Fiu’s life in almost every way.

Antony doing fieldwork

Budding “hero marine biologist” takes home top science prize

11 January 2016

Antony Vavia has taken home the science prize at the prestigious 2015 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards.

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Congratulations to our 2015 summer graduates

6 January 2016

One of the 53 doctoral students graduating is Jonah Tisam – the first Papua New Guinean to graduate from AUT with a PhD.

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PMC director gives media awards keynote, research seminar at Pacific university

5 January 2016

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.

2015

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Rights groups condemn ‘cowardly censorship’ bid over Al Jazeera
Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Pacific Media Watch Press freedom and human rights advocates, journalists and social media users have condemned a demand by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries to shut Al Jazeera television network ...


Voting gets under way in PNG national elections
Sat, 24 Jun 2017
Papua New Guineans began voting today in the two-week-long rolling ballot at different polling places across the country. Voting began today in some parts of Milne Bay province, which has four elector...


40 years of PNG independence –‘why are our women still dying?’
Fri, 23 Jun 2017
By Julianna Waeda in Kerema, Papua New Guinea Although linked by road to Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby and Waigani, Gulf province continues to be the least developed in the country ...


PMC to host visiting Pacific exchange student journalists
Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Pacific Media Watch News Desk The Pacific Media Centre will host three student journalists on Monday in the opening session of a two-week attachment media programme sponsored and organised by the Auck...


Unprecedented outpouring of grief at funeral for Vanuatu president
Thu, 22 Jun 2017
By Dan McGarry in Port Vila Vanuatu has never seen an outpouring of sorrow and admiration such as it witnessed yesterday. Many alive today may not see another in their lifetime. Heads of state from Fi...


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GLOBAL: Rights groups condemn 'cowardly censorship' bid over Al Jazeera
Sat, 24 Jun 2017

DOHA (Al Jazeera English/Pacific Media Watch): Press freedom and human rights advocates, journalists and social media users have condemned a demand by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries to shut Al Jazeera television network and other media outlets in Qatar.

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REGION: PMC to host visiting Pacific exchange student journalists
Fri, 23 Jun 2017

AUCKLAND (USP News/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The Pacific Media Centre will host three student journalists on Monday in the opening session of a two-week attachment media programme sponsored and organised by the Auckland-based Pacific Cooperation Foundation.

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PNG: 40 years of independence – ‘why are our women still dying?’
Fri, 23 Jun 2017

By Julianna Waeda
KEREMA, Papua New Guinea (Loop PNG, Asia Pacific Report/ Pacific Media Watch: Although linked by road to Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby and Waigani, Gulf province continues to be the least developed in the country and something has to be done about it.

Gulf Regional candidate Ruben Giusu in the PNG general election starting tomorrow says Gulf province out of all the provinces in the country should be well developed by now.

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GLOBAL: New York Times condemns ‘misguided’ attempt to silence Al Jazeera
Thu, 22 Jun 2017

DOHA (Al Jazeera English/Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Silencing Al Jazeera was a high priority when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen moved to isolate Qatar earlier this month, the editorial board of The New York Times wrote in an opinion piece published today.

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VANUATU: Unprecedented outpouring of grief at funeral for president
Thu, 22 Jun 2017

By Dan McGarry
PORT VILA (Vanuatu Daily Post/Asia Pacific Report): Vanuatu has never seen an outpouring of sorrow and admiration such as it witnessed yesterday.

Many alive today may not see another in their lifetime.

Heads of state from Fiji, New Zealand and Australia all attended the state funeral, which was held in the Parliamentary rotunda, commonly known as the “pig’s tusk” because of its spiral architecture.

They were joined by dignitaries from China, the United States of America, Tonga and elsewhere.

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