Labour Party Candidate Wins Auckland Local Body By-Election

Papaliitele Lafulafu Peo has been elected onto the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Body by-election for the Auckland City Council with 5,203 votes. Papaliitele replaces Dr. Anae Neru Leavasa who resigned from the…

New Zealand Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered today to New Zealand border workers. Yesterday, 29 vaccinators in Auckland completed a week of preparations, receiving the first COVID-19 vaccines. Director-General…

Federated States of Micronesia Begins Formal Withdrawal from Pacific Islands Forum

The President of the Federated States of Micronesia, David Panuelo has sent a formal notice to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat denouncing the Agreement Establishing the Pacific Islands Forum, beginning…

Veteran Journalist says Impact on Pacific of Facebook Restrictions of Australian News Unclear

A well known journalist and author, who has reported extensively on the Pacific region for more than 30 years, says he is still trying to figure out how the Facebook…

Auckland to Move to Level 2 Rest of the Country to Level 1

Auckland is to move to COVID Alert Level 2 as of midnight tonight and the rest of the country will move to Level 1. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director…

Auckland to Move to Alert Level 3, Rest of Country Level 2 For Three Days

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield have addressed media this evening with the latest details on today’s three positive community cases. Dr. Bloomfield says the…

Tupu Tai Pasifika Intern says Diverse Perspectives Needed in Public Service and Policy

Listen to the podcast highlights on YouTube   Or listen to the full podcast on Spotify Main Article A graduate of the Tupu Tai Pasifika Public Policy Summer Internship programme…

Dunedin Pasifika Peoples Celebrate Inaugural Moana Nui Fesitval

Pasifika culture, dance, traditions, food, and crafts will proudly be on display tomorrow in Dunedin for the inaugural Moana Nui Festival. Moana Nui Festival event project coordinator Stacy Kokaua says…

Inaugural Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Becomes Independent Crown Entity.

Minister of Health Andrew Little has congratulated the inaugural Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission and its board as the Commission marks becoming an independent Crown entity. Minister Little says it…

New Zealand Cabinet Confirms Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins says Cabinet has confirmed formal Government approval for use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This follows the provisional approval by Medsafe announced last week.…