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How Pasifika Tech Careers Help Our Communities.

by Ron Amosa

Levels.fyi is showing right now that the median entry-level salary for engineers with 0 to 1 years
of experience is $79,950.00 NZD, with the average Software Engineer salary range in Auckland,
New Zealand, being from NZ$109,424 to NZ$156,523 with 3-5 years of experience.

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Empower Pasifika Futures: Navigating Tomorrow with AI - A Space for Sales Prowess and Cultural Richness

by Joey Nanai

24/01/2024

Empower Pasifika Futures: Navigating Tomorrow with AI - A Space for Sales Prowess and Cultural Richness

Step into our digital haven dedicated to Pasifika empowerment in the dynamic landscape of 2024. This blog explores the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emphasizes why the urgency to adopt it now is crucial for Pasifika individuals, especially those involved in sales, knowingly or unknowingly.

The Risk of Not Telling the Whole Story of "More Pasifika in Tech"

by Ron Amosa

11/12/2023

The Risk of Not Telling the Whole Story of "More Pasifika in Tech"

There's been a big push for getting more Pasifika (and Māori) into technology jobs in the last few years, often citing things like the demand shortage of skilled workers in the industry, as well as the low percentage representation of Pasifika and Maori in the tech sector.

Southern Hemisphere Final upset the Colonising Cuzzies.

by Simon Amani

22/10/2023

Southern Hemisphere Final upset the Colonising Cuzzies.

The 2023 Rugby World Cup will end this weekend with yet another winner coming from the
Southern Hemisphere. In its 36-year history, only once have a team from the Northern Hemisphere
won the World Cup, the 2003 English team.

Navigating the Fine Line: Balancing Business and Personal Relationships from a Pasifika Perspective

by Joey Nanai

22/08/2023

Navigating the Fine Line: Balancing Business and Personal Relationships from a Pasifika Perspective

In today's fast-paced world, finding a balance between business relationships and personal relationships can be a challenging task. As a New Zealand-born and raised Samoan, I have had the privilege of experiencing different cultures and perspectives through my world travels.

Is 2024 "Our Year?"

by Cam Schuster

04/01/2024

Is 2024 "Our Year?"

Happy New Year readers, let's hope 2024 brings you sporting joy and fulfilment as fans as I present thoughts on how this year will behold for the Blues, Manly SeaEagles, Miami Heat and Pittsburgh Steelers. Let's go!

The Challenge of Unsupportive Loved Ones: A Reflection on Prioritizing Brands Over Bonds, with a Pasifika Perspective

by Joey Nanai

6/11/2023

The Challenge of Unsupportive Loved Ones: A Reflection on Prioritizing Brands Over Bonds, with a Pasifika Perspective

In life, we often find ourselves on a journey to pursue our dreams and goals, fueled by the desire to make a better life for ourselves and those we care about. However, it's a reality that no matter how well we do or how hard we try, there are friends and loved ones who just can't bring themselves to support us.

This is our year

by Simon Amani

20/09/2023

This is our year

"With 3 games left to go in the season and 4 teams still alive, here we are licking our lips with anticipation like an LL Cool J video as we await a sold-out Sun-Cope, for this Saturday nights
Preliminary final between The Wahs and the Broncos."

Embracing Communication: Understanding Boundaries in a Pasifika Context

by Joey Nanai

14/08/2023

Embracing Communication: Understanding Boundaries in a Pasifika Context

In our daily interactions, misunderstandings and conflicts are bound to arise. It's natural to feel upset when someone does something that we didn't explicitly tell them not to do. However, when it comes to Pasifika cultural contexts, it's important to approach these situations with empathy and understanding.

Parker Is Back

by Simon Amani

27/12/2023

Parker Is Back

"Well, he hadn’t really gone anywhere, but after last years loss to Joe Joyce there were a lot of Ki’o
talkers out there demanding he be gone. However, considering most of the people with that opinion
never been in the ring or even just getting off a couch and entering a gym, we take it as a grain of masima."

The Kiwis Fasi The Kangaroos

by Simon Amani

6/11/2023

The Kiwis Fasi The Kangaroos

The 2023 Rugby League Pacific Championships ended with the Kiwis smashing the world number one Kangaroos team 30 points to nil, breaking the previous record by the 2005 tri nations winning Kiwis team. That was the last time the Kangaroos were given the donut.

Cultivating Effective Leadership in Pasifika Organisations

by Joey Nanai

04/09/2023

Cultivating Effective Leadership in Pasifika Organisations

Pasifika organisations are essential to the cultural and economic vitality of the Pacific Islands. They provide essential services, support community development, and promote cultural preservation. However, these organisations can only be successful if they have effective leadership.

New Breed of the Pasifika Front Rower.

by Simon Amani

08/08/2023

New Breed of the Pasifika Front Rower.

Introducing in the Pasifika¹ corner, weighing in at 258 pounds (117kg) he stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall, he hails from Newcastle NSW fighting out of the Brisbane Broncos Rugby league team repping his Samoan/Filipino heritage... I give u the new dangerous evolution of today’s breed of Prop with Pasifika heritage;
Paaaaaayne Haaaas.

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Join the usos from the WesWes Network as they host their Polynesian guests and discuss careers, trends and journeys in life

Mental Health

Two male nurses shooting the breeze about psychiatric nursing in New Zealand

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Join Tom Nanai and Sarah Toutai and special guests as they discuss the latest in Technology from a Polynesian perspective and how they are changing our world.

Rugby League

Welcome to the podcast about everything Rugby League and the premiere competition in Australia the NRL. Hosted by Eyez and joined by fans.

Lifestyle

3 Samoan/Euro Mums relax with a glass of wine and a good yarn about anything. No topic is off limits, even the ones our parents never let us speak of!

Current Events

With friends we discuss random topics and reflect on the past week of news, sport and pop culture from a Polynesian perspective

Health and Fitness

Educating and encouraging people through inspiring stories that encapsulates a Zealous State of Mind.

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Join Isaiah and the boys from the WesWes Network as they look back on a time where film brought meaning to their childhood.

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Linda, Cyn and Pani are building the ultimate playlist on the 135 Bus. They will review songs from a range of genres and eras.

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We break down your favourite TV Series, Documentaries and Movies on Streaming Service Platforms in New Zealand.

Rugby Union

Stacey Tereanu hosts the WesWes Network crew and special guests in this discussion podcast about all things Rugby Union.

American Sports

Adam Tafau presents the podcast about American Sports and featuring fans of American Sports from a Polynesian Perspective.

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