• Feast of Sharing (Eid al-Adha) Reception

    Feast of Sharing (Eid al-Adha) Reception

    We celebrated Eid al-Adha at our office in Newmarket with close friends and family over the weekend.

  • A series of talks: Professor Greg Barton in New Zealand

    A series of talks: Professor Greg Barton in New Zealand

    Professor Greg Barton spoke in a series of events in New Zealand around the topic of ‘Islam and Democracy: Breaking Down the Myths.’ The Deakin University professor was welcomed and spoke at our foundation centre in Newmarket. He spoke of the recent changes to democracy in the Middle East, focusing on his research areas Indonesia and Turkey. Other topics he touched based on included the refugee crisis, human rights, and extremism.

  • Annual Intercultural Ramadan Iftar Dinner at NZ Parliament

    Annual Intercultural Ramadan Iftar Dinner at NZ Parliament

    Established in 2006, PIF has been delighted to welcome a significant number of guests for its 10th year. Ministers, MPs, CEOs, race relations commissioner, mayor of Wellington, NGO representatives, high commissioners, ambassadors, consul generals, directors, doctors, religious leaders, teachers, musical performers, professionals, volunteers, refugees, and fellow members of PIF made a spiritual ‘breaking of the fast’ even more so meaningful.

  • 2016 ANZAC Asia-Pacific Study Tour

    2016 ANZAC Asia-Pacific Study Tour

    8 students and 3 teachers from Papatoetoe Intermediate were invited to take part in a study tour, co-organised by the Pearl of the Islands Foundation and the school involved. The trip spanned over 12 days and included travel in Australia, Viet Nam, and Thailand.