Pasifika Teachers

 

The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) recognises the particular needs of Pacific Island teachers and students, and is committed to the promotion of policies and programmes to address their professional, industrial and cultural issues. This work is co-ordinated regionally through local Pasifika networks and Regional Pasifika coordinators and nationally through PPTA's Komiti Pasifika.

pdf imageDownload Komiti Pasifika handbook (2012)

Tagata Pasifika interview with Hekia Parata Minister of Pacific Island Affairs

Interview with Hekia Parata Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
Tagata Pasifika TVNZ 3 May 2012

 

Pasifika Voices: speak up, speak out, speak loud: Presentations

Pasifika voices conference 2012 graphic

Pasifika Voices: speak up, speak out, speak loud was the title of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) Pasifika Conference 2012.

The theme for our fono spoke to the intrinsic value of self and group expression and identity and to the need for all members of our society to voice issues, discuss solutions, be heard, and participate - in education, employment, community.

Some of the presentations and papers delivered at the conference are available for download:

PPTA hosts Alis Fusi Wightman scholarship recipients

The New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) hosted two recipients of the Alisi Fusi Wightman scholarship Jane Kora (Cook Island Teachers Union) and Mere Moci (Fijian Teachers Union) during March 2012.

Alisi Fusi Wightman scholars

Jane Kora (Cook Island Teachers Union) and Mere Moci (Fijian Teachers Union) stop by to show solidarity with the MUNZ Ports workers. They were in New Zealand as this years recipients of the Alisi Fusi Wightman scholarship for Pacific Education Unionists.

Alis Fusi Wightman scholarship

Established in 1991, the scholarship is named after Alisi Fusi Wightman who was an activist in the Fijian Teachers' Association in the 1970s and 1980s. She was a vice-president of the association and its only female leader at the time.

The scholarship is offered biennially and is open to women nominated by Council of Pacific Education (COPE) affiliate unions in the Pacific.

The scholarship recipients are hosted by the New Zealand and Australlian education unions for a week each.

 

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