Pasifika Wire Turns 1 – We Say Thank You!

Pasifika Wire has turned 1. On behalf of the Directors of Pasifika Wire Ltd. we want to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to all of you who have engaged…

Pasifika Journalist Appointed to Public Interest Journalism Fund Advisory Panel

Seasoned Journalist and Broadcaster John Utanga has been appointed to the newly established Public Interest Journalism Fund Advisory Panel. Of Cook Islands descent John has more than 30 years of…

Ministry of Health Partners With Buttabean (BBM) Motivation to Improve Health and Wellbeing of Pasifika and Māori

A new partnership will help improve the physical health and wellbeing of Māori and Pacific communities in South Auckland. The Ministry of Health is committing $500,000 in funding over two…

New Zealand to Deploy Defence Force and Police to Honiara After Solomon Islands Riots

The New Zealand government has announced it will deploy Defence Force and Police personnel to Honiara to help restore peace and stability. This comes after Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

Further COVID-19 Economic and Recovery Support for Fiji and Cook Islands

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced over the weekend a further package of support for the Cook Islands and Fiji for COVID-19 economic support and recovery. The economic package of…

Traffic Light System Kicks in This Friday Booster Shots Now Available

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this afternoon the levels at which different parts of New Zealand will move forward into the COVID-19 Protection Framework Traffic Light System this Friday. The…

Tagaloa Cooper on COP26: Climate Change Everyone’s Responsibility

Watch the podcast video on YouTube Or listen to the podcast on Spotify Main Article The Director of Climate Change Resilience for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme…

19 Recipients to Receive Funds Through Pasifika Festivals Initiative

19 Pasifika festivals across the country will receive funding through the Pasifika Festivals Initiative. The new funding announced by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni says, “these successful…

First of its Kind Pacific Languages Survey Launched Today

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is calling on Pasifika to complete a survey about Pacific Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand. Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says, “a ground-breaking survey…

Country to Move to Traffic Light System December 3 Hairdressers Barbers to Open Nov 25 in Auckland for Double Vaccinated

Cabinet has made the decision that the country will move into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework “Traffic Light System” at 11.59 pm on Thursday December 2. Friday December 3 will…