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…

Pasifika Reseacher Among Rutherford Discovery Fellowship Awards

Pasifika PhD researcher from the University of Auckland Dr. Serena Naepi is one of 11 researchers awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. Of Fijian heritage Dr. Naepi’s research is titled Planning for change:…

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…

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…

Book Celebrating Fijian Language and Culture set for Launch in October

A book celebrating language and culture is set to be launched in Wellington during Fijian Language Week, October 3 – 9. Voqa ni Veisemati: Vola Italanoa ni Viti e Aotearoa is…

Back to Back Olympic Gold for Fiji Rugby Sevens Champions

Fiji’s Rugby Sevens team is celebrating tonight after a convincing win against New Zealand, beating them 27-12 at the Tokyo Stadium. Fijians are celebrating across the globe despite dealing with…

New Zealand Provides Additional Support for Fiji COVID-19 Outbreak

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today New Zealand will provide additional support to Fiji to mitigate the effects on vulnerable households of the current COVID-19 outbreak. She says, “recognising…

COVID-19 24 Hour Lockdown Underway in Nadi and Lautoka in Fiji

Government of Fiji announced a lockdown for parts of Fiji early this morning (4am FJT). The lockdown comes as the report of a 53-year-old woman registered a positive COVID-19 test…

Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua set to Join new Professional Rugby Competition in 2022

New Zealand Rugby have announced today that Pasifika Rugby teams Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licenses to join a planned new professional competition in 2022.…