Ethnically Diverse Population set to Grow in New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand says the population is projected to become more ethnically diverse over the next two decades. Projections manager Hamish Slack says, “while all ethnic group populations are expected…

Vaccination Campaign to Begin for Māori and Pasifika Communities in Southland and Otago

The Southern District Health Board has launched its campaign to vaccinate more than 32,000 Māori and Pasifika peoples across Southland and Otago. The rollout includes multiple approaches for reaching Māori…

Pasifika Author to Launch Series of Children’s Books in Lower Hutt in Time for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

Samoan author from Lower Hutt Wellington, Dahlia Malaeulu, will kick off Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa by launching seven stories in one hit. Dahlia’s Mila’s My Aganu’u series of books is…

Pasifika Health Students Recipients of Inaugural Scholarship at Wintec in Hamilton

Four Pacific health students with a passion for social justice are the recipients of the inaugural Leaupepe Elisapeta Karalus Scholarship at the Waikato Institute of Technology, in Hamilton. The scholarship…

Pasifika Businesses Acknowledged at Special Celebration in South Waikato

Pasifika Businesses in Tokoroa and South Waikato were acknowledged at a special celebration held last week. The event was used as an opportunity for networking and for business people to offer…

Samoa Supreme Court Overules Suspension Opening of Parliament but Former Speaker Declares Postponement.

In what could lead to constitutional uncertainty in Samoa, more developments have taken place in the last 24 hours after the Head of State proclaimed that he was suspending his…

Samoa Head of State Suspends Opening of Parliament

His Highness Head of State of Samoa Tuimalealiifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, has suspended his proclamation made on Friday 21st May for the opening of the 17th Parliament that was set…

Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu Receive Millions in Grants from Asian Development Bank for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) alongside the governments of the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu signed separate grant agreements to support the rollout of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19.…

Pasifika Education, Employment, Health, and Languages Targeted in NZ Budget 2021

New Zealand Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivered the 2021 Budget Statement Taukī Pūtea in Parliament today which contained around $67 million additional support for Pasifika Education, Employment, Health, and Languages as…

Samoa FAST Party Leader Fiame Naomi Mata’afa Says Time to get on with Business of Forming new Government

Leader of Samoa political party Fa’atuatua I Le Atua Samoa Ua Tasi (FAST) Party, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, made a special announcement from the party headquarters in Vaitele this evening to…