Meg Poutasi Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand new National Director, Pacific Health

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand has announced the appointment of Markerita (Meg) Poutasi as National Director, Pacific Health. Te Whatu Ora Chief Executive Fepulea’i Margie Apa says Markerita…

Bill to Create new Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media has First Reading in Parliament

The Bill to create a new public media entity, Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media, had its first reading in Parliament today. “The Bill brings in the changes needed to make…

Pasifika and Māori all Star Cast set for PACIFICA THE MUSICAL

The producer of PACIFICA THE MUSICAL is proud to announce an all-star cast for this love story set in the South Pacific opening at the home of musicals, The Civic,…

Niue and New Zealand Sign Statement of Partnership

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Premier Dalton Tagelagi signed a new Statement of Partnership between New Zealand and Niue during talks in Wellington today.  The new Statement of Partnership reflects…

Minister Aupito William Sio Steps in for Minister of Foreign Affairs at Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji

Associate Foreign Minister Aupito William Sio will travel to Fiji this week to represent New Zealand at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Suva. Minister Sio is…

New Zealand to Send Medical Team to Niue in Response to new COVID-19 Cases

New Zealand is sending a medical team and supplies to Niue to help it respond to new cases of COVID-19, following the opening of its border to quarantine-free travel last…

Pacific People Across Aotearoa Recognised in Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List

Pacific people across Aotearoa New Zealand have been recognised for their contribution and service to Aotearoa New Zealand in the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List 2022. Dr Collin…

Podcast: Wanda Ieremia-Allan Uncovers History of Samoan literature with Niusipepa (newspaper) O le Sulu Samoa

Watch the podcast on YouTube   Or listen on Spotify Main article Samoan academic Wanda Ieremia-Allan is a PhD candidate in the Pacific and Indigenous Studies programmes at the University…

SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music Appoints Samoan Broadcaster as Moana Pacific Musics Specialist

Samoan broadcaster and communications specialist Tau’ili’ili Alpha Maiava has been appointed as the Moana Pacific Musics Specialist at SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, Toi te Arapūoru. Tau’ili’ili is tasked…

Flights From Australia, New Zealand and Fortnightly Flights from Fiji to Samoa to Resume in June

Flights From Australia, New Zealand and fortnightly flights from Fiji to Samoa will resume in June. Samoa will open its national borders to everyone on August 1 2022. From this…

NZ and Samoa Based/Owned Media Company Wins Samoa’s 60th Independence Logo and Theme Competition

Samoa owned broadcasting and production company based in NZ and Samoa, Bluwave, has won the competition to create the Independent State of Samoa’s new logo and theme to mark the…

University of Auckland Signs MoU with Fiji National University

The University of Auckland and the Fiji National University (FNU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at paving the way for greater academic cooperation. Its aim is to facilitate…

Youth Health Support Group in Papua New Guinea Tackles Issue of Physical and Sexual Violence

A health support group in Papua New Guinea are hoping to cut physical and sexual violence through their outreach work in schools and communities across East New Britain. The Spotlight…

Samoa 2021 Oceania Senior Weightlifting Champions Presented With Medals at Special Ceremony

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee celebrated their athletes tonight in a special medal ceremony held at the Faleata Sports complex for the winners of the 2021…

Former Auckland Local Board Chair Sworn in as 11th Labour Pacific Caucus MP

The New Zealand Labour Party welcomed Lemauga Lydia Sosene who was sworn in at Parliament and took the oath of allegiance in Te Reo Maori and in the Samoan language…

NZ Poll Released on World Press Freedom Day Suggests Government Media Funding Threatens Independence

A poll released today, World Press Freedom Day, by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union suggests the majority of New Zealanders believe that government funding for private media companies undermines media…

New Zealand Government Commits to $5 million Partnership with Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency

Increasing employment and economic benefits from the Pacific’s offshore fisheries is the focus of a new NZD$5 million partnership between Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency…

Country Moves to Orange Traffic Light System Tonight in Time for Easter

New Zealand will move to Orange Traffic Light System from tonight Wednesday 13th March 11.59 pm. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced the change this afternoon. This comes as the Ministry…

Access to Preventative Gout Medicine Inequitable for Pasifika

According to a report released today by Pharmac, Pacific peoples health – Gout data insights, data shows that while the prevalence of gout in Pacific people continues to climb, access to…

Expressions of Interest Open Today for new Public Health Advisory Committee

Expressions of interest open today for a new Public Health Advisory Committee of up to seven members who will tackle existing and future health issues affecting New Zealanders. Director-General of…