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Ministry for Pacific Peoples

PACIFIC SPEECH COMPETITION

OPENS 9am

Monday 29th March 2021

MINISTRY FOR PACIFIC PEOPLES

PACIFIC SPEECH COMPETITION

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A SHOW OF ORATORY 

AS STUDENTS SPEAK IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE  ON CURRENT ISSUES 

This year the 2021 Pacific Speech Competition is proudly sponsored by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

The Pacific Speech Competitions will be held at the festival for Samoa, Tonga and Niue ONLY. The Cook Islands Pacific Speech Competition will be held during the 2021 Cook Islands Language Week on Thursday 5th August 2021.

This year we have selected themes aligned to Identity, Language and Culture and this year's theme of 'Healing the body, mind, spirit and soul with the strength of Culture'

 Juniors Topics

Wellbeing for youth

The pathway to wellbeing for Young Pacific People, is Education.

  • How does [Pacific Language] speak to my wellbeing as a young ___ person in Aotearoa?


Languages

Our language has protected and saved lives from Covid-19

  • How do we maintain our reo / gagana / language away from our motherlands?

 

 

Senior Topics

Challenges  / Solutions

  • Why should we learn a Pacific language in Aotearoa? What is the benefit of our language to this country?

 

  • The NZ Education system empowers me as a Young Pacific Person (or does it?)

       

Please visit the relevant Pacific Stage Information page for the dates, rules, registrations and 

Pacific translations of the topics under the Stage Info tab