An Islandher is a woman who has a connection with a Pacific Island. It recognizes her beauty, her style, her life. She may live anywhere in the world, but acknowledges Polynesia is home to her ancestors and the reason for her being. Islandher.com is a web destination created for Pacific women to connect online, and brings you the latest in Pacific related fashion, beauty, health and news. This website aims to deliver to the interests of Pacific women from as far north of Hawaii to the eastern end of Vanuatu, and everywhere in between. It’s a project that will continue to evolve and we seek your Islandher input to help it grow.
Islandher in New Zealand
Our website begins its journey here in New Zealand, where the growth of the Pacific population has been one of the defining features of New Zealand society in recent decades. Pacific peoples are a diverse population made up of cultures from many different Pacific islands. The seven largest Pacific ethnic groups in New Zealand are Samoan, Cook Islands M?ori, Tongan, Niuean, Fijian, Tokelauan and Tuvaluan. By 2021 it is projected that people who identify as Pacific, along with M?ori and Asian, will make up a greater proportion of the New Zealand population. Across these ethnic groups is a consistent pattern of a slightly higher percentage of females than males. We recognise that Pacific women play a significant role in their communities, and we aim to provide a forum where Islandher voices are reflected in an online forum.
At the 2006 Census, the Pacific community in New Zealand was numbered at 265,974. Of that population, 38% (100,344 people) were aged under 15 years. That means in 15-20 years one in five New Zealand children will be Pacific. In the younger (15-39) workforce Pacific people will be one in eight. And with Auckland having the largest Pacific population in the world, Islandher is in situated right in the heart of where a fast growing diverse and modern Pacific is thriving.
Community – A sense of responsibility and contribution to society that define our existence.
Empowerment – Empowering Island women to take initiative and give the best.
Fun – Having fun and celebrating the small successes in our journey to achieve big.
Innovation – To come out with new creative ideas that have the potential to change the world.
Passion – Putting the heart and mind in the work to get the best.
Risk Taking – Encouraging self and others to take risk for a bright future.