Podcast: “We Have Growth and With Growth Comes Change” Auckland Councillor Josephine Bartley

The first Pasifika woman elected to the Auckland Supercity council for Manugakiekie-Tamaki Ward in 2018, says working with her community at a local government level is a role she loves…

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…

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…

Teu Le Va – Dawn Raids History Community Fund Opened Today

The Teu Le Va – Dawn Raids History Community Fund has been established as another step in continuing the healing process for Pacific peoples – by supporting initiatives that generate, preserve, raise awareness and pass on knowledge…

Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau – Tokelau Language Week Wraps Up Pacific Language Celebrations

Te Vaiaho o te Gana Tokelau – Tokelau language week, wraps up the ninth and final Pacific language celebrations for 2021. This year’s theme is: Tapui tau gagana ma tau aganuku,…

Pasifika Youth Have a Clear Message: Ban Seabed Mining

A group of Pasifika youth have a message to the world leaders: ban seabed mining and protect the moana of the Pacific. The leaders helped Greenpeace Aotearoa launch the social…

Rev. Alofa Lale National President P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A Women’s Org. From Local, National to Global Voice at UN

View the podcast interview on YouTube Or click here to listen on Spotify Main Article The largest Pasifika women’s non-government organisation (NGO) in New Zealand has gone from local, national…

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…

Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week Providing Stability for Well-being

The Fiji community across the country has begun the week long celebrations this afternoon, Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week. More than 19,000 people identify as Fijian live in…

Fala Haulangi on Tuvalu Independence, Worker’s Rights, and Pasifika Resilience During Pandemic

Beaming with pride for her home country Tuvalu, union organiser/advocate and broadcaster Fala Haulangi pays tribute to her forefathers who paved the way to the nation’s independence. “So proud of…

Minister for Pacific Peoples’ Vaccination Message During Virtual Celebration for Tonga Language Week

Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Ako Lelei- enriching Aotearoa with holistic education, is this year’s theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga – Tonga Language Week. Tongans make up…

Pasifika Give Voice to the Royal Commission of Inquiry Into Abuse in Care

In the first of its kind, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care began its Pacific Investigation hearing ‘Tulou – Our Pacific Voices: Tatala e Pulonga‘. Today marked the…

Pasifika Leader Leaupepe Elisapeta Karalus Receives Hamilton City Council Freedom Holder City Award

Hamilton City has honoured five of its most exceptional citizens in a special ceremony conferring upon them the city’s most prestigious awards. Well-known Pasifika leader in the Waikato, Leaupepe Elisapeta…

Kiribati Language Week – Wikin te Taetae ni Kiribati Kicks off Today

Maubonian te teei i nanon te mwenga bon karekean te maiuraoi, te ongotaeka ao te tangira – Home is where we nurture our children towards a healthy, responsible, loving, and prosperous…

Superintendent Fata Willi Fanene Passion and Drive for Pasifika and Police.

Click here to listen to the highlights on YouTube Click here to listen to the full podcast Strong communication, building partnerships, engagement and recruitment of Pasifika peoples into the Police…

Government Reaches Target for Women on Public Sector Boards and Committees

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, and Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, Priyanca Radhakrishnan announced that the government has achieved its target…

New Report Highlights Challenges of Healthcare for Pacific People in New Zealand

A report released today paints a concerning picture of the health care challenges faced by Pasifika peoples in New Zealand and calls for ambitious changes to the system to be made…

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…

Auckland and Porirua Pasifika Festivals Secure Grants to Attract a new Audience and Boost Local Economy

  Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash says festivals in Auckland, Rotorua, Porirua, and Christchurch have secured new investment to help them grow and broaden their reach to new…