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Pacific peoples underrepresented in science, report says

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NZ ministry recommends earlier exposure to technology and clearer pathways into science careers

The New Zealand government has backed a report calling for more pathways into science and technology for Pasifika people.

The Lalanga Fou, or Ministry for Pacific Peoples, issued its Languages and High-Tech Fono report in December. It covers Pacific languages as well as technology issues, drawing on a major fono, or meeting, of 140 community leaders in November 2019. At the meeting, representatives put forward strategies for the government to consider.

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