NZ Government Increases Funding for Pacific Nations Tackling Climate Change

The New Zealand government will provide at least 50 percent of its $1.3 billion climate aid contribution for Pacific nations as it adapts to the impacts of climate change. Prime…

Poultry Farms Open in Samoa in Effort to Reduce Reliance on Imported Meat

Five new poultry farming units have opened in Samoa as part of the island nation’s ongoing efforts to reduce reliance on imported meat. The units were constructed as part of…

30,000 Nationwide Picnic Protests for Freedom as Pasifika Turn Out for Super Saturday Vaccination

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health is hailing the Super Saturday vaccination drive a huge success with people rolling up their sleeves for their COVID-19 vaccinations yesterday. According to the final…

Vagahau Niue – Niuean Language Week Thrive and Keep Language and Culture Alive

Kia tupuolaola e moui he Tagata Niue – “May the Tagata Niue thrive” is this year’s theme for Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niuean Language Week. Premier of Niue Dalton Tagelagi took part…

Maori and Pasifika Youth in Porirua Urged to get Vaccinated at Weekend Event

Porirua’s first ‘Pacific Youth Vax Festival’ – a youth-led, youth-designed COVID-19 vaccination event to encourage young Pacific and Maori people to get vaccinated. When: 9am to 5pm, Saturday 16 October Where: Cannons…

Passengers Selected for Niue Flight on 19 October 2021

The final approved list of passengers returning to Niue on 19 October 2021 has now been confirmed. The Office of the Secretary of Government of Niue has been working closely…

Mandatory Vaccinations for Health and Education Workforce. Lock downs Continue for Auckland, Waikato and Northland

New Zealand’s Cabinet has decided that COVID-19 vaccination will become mandatory for the health and education workforce. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that “high risk” workers in the health…

Fijian and Rotuman Community Host 3 Day Vaccination Campaign in Auckland

Prayers have opened the 3 day vaccination campaign today, hosted by Auckland’s Fijian and Rotuman communities as part of Fijian Language Week. The campaign set up at the Mangere Centre…

Traditional Fiji Dance Meke Brings Pasifika Together Online

Around 80 people from across New Zealand and the Pacific joined the World’s first ever online Meke on Monday night. Pacific Dance New Zealand artists in residence 2021, Fijian choreographer…

Auckland Level 3 Eased, Hamilton Parts of Waikato Remain at Level 3, Push for Vaccination

Auckland is set to remain at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 after seven weeks at Level 3 and 4 but with some easing of restrictions. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director…