PISAN Fono heads south

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South Island based New Zealand Scholars have an opportunity to hear the experiences of those who have studied before them, at the Pacific Island Scholars Alumni Network (PISAN) Fono this weekend. Last weekend’s North Island Fono has been a huge hit with scholars studying at universities around the North Island, and the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) team is anticipating the …

PISAN Fono exceeds NZ Scholar’s expectations

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Ten years ago, Tonga’s Kisione Manu was studying a Bachelor of Science at Palmerston North’s Massey University on a New Zealand Scholarship. After graduating, Kisione returned home to teach chemistry and biology at Tonga High School, and enjoyed teaching students about his passion – science before starting a job as a Senior Qualification Analyst at the Ministry of Education, in …

Summer Internship opens doors in Tonga

Semi Hausia with Auckland Council's Jacqueline Anthony at the Summer Internship Orientation Evening in 2016.

After three years based in New Zealand, Semi Hausia has returned to his homeland Tonga to embark on a career with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries (MAFFF).   Semi is one of 15 NZ Scholars from the Pacific and Timor Leste selected for the 2016-2017 Summer Internship initiative, which places interns at various organisations around NZ …

Business Mission to Fiji

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May is shaping up to be a busy and productive time for Pacific business councils based in New Zealand, with several business missions scheduled throughout the region. New Zealand Fiji Business Council (NZFBC), NZ Papua New Guinea Business Council (NZPNGBC), NZ Samoa Trade and Investment Commission (NZSTIC), and NZ Pacific Business Council (NZPBC) are all in the process of organising …

Fono provides a more connected future

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This weekend, for the first time, Pacific and Timor Leste students on New Zealand Scholarships from around the North Island will gather for the Pacific Island Scholar Alumni Network (PISAN) Fono at the University of Auckland (UoA).  Approximately 300 students are expected to travel from tertiary institutions around the North Island, including Victoria University, Massey University, AUT, Manukau Institute of …