Posts Tagged ‘pasifika’

Police ping unlicensed drivers while they are at church Comments 0

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
unlicensed drivers

Hundreds of people have been identified by police as not having a drivers’ licence while attending church services in South Auckland. They have been offering the unlicensed drivers free courses instead of giving them tickets. Police say the campaign is necessary in order to reduce offending rates. More than a quarter of all court proceedings Read more

Māori, Pasifika teens: More discrimination from teachers than peers Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A report, He Whakaaro, says nearly 15 per cent of Māori students and 12 per cent of Pasifika students said teachers were unfair to them because of their ethnicity in the previous year, but only 3 per cent complained of bullying related to their ethnicity. Continue reading Related Posts:Ethnic makeup in Catholic schools changingLess time Read more

Presbyterian Church elects Pasifika leader as Moderator Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has elected the Rev Taimoanaifakaofo (Fakaofo) Kaio as its future leader. He will take up the role of Moderator from 3 October 2018 at the Presbyterian Churchs General Assembly Continue reading Related Posts:Eight religious leaders say let Anglicans decide…Church holds Light Party to replace HalloweenBishop Tamaki backs President Read more

Passion play full of Pacific flavour Comments 0

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The “greatest story ever told”lit up the stage in a dazzling spectacle at Villa Maria Winery last weekend. And Jesus Christ rose again – in the form of a large Samoan man. They Crucified Him, a Passion play directed by Ross Jennings and co-directed by Terri de’Ath,  portrays Christ’s last days on earth but with Read more

Pasifika say no more climate change reports – do something Comments 1

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The United Nations Climate Change Summit began on Monday in New York. The Climate Change Summit is trying to find agreement on ways to limit further environmental damage. “The people most affected – at grass roots level and on the coastal edge – must be part of those discussions,” says Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand director Julianne Hickey. Read more

Pasifika Pastor for Mayor Comments 0

Friday, September 20th, 2013

In the race to be Auckland’s next mayor Rev Uesifili Unasa is asking voters to embrace the city’s diversity. He told Pacific Scoop his message to voters is to use the mayoral race as an opportunity to think differently about Auckland’s multiculturalism, and to “unite our differences”. He says he stands as an independent mayoral Read more

Income gap between the races gets wider Comments 0

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

New Zealand’s persistent income gap between Maori and Pacific people and the European majority has widened sharply during the recession. A quarterly update on vulnerable families by the NZ Council of Christian Social Services has found that European median incomes have risen slightly despite the recession of the past four years, but those of Maori Read more