Former Auckland Local Board Chair Sworn in as 11th Labour Pacific Caucus MP

The New Zealand Labour Party welcomed Lemauga Lydia Sosene who was sworn in at Parliament and took the oath of allegiance in Te Reo Maori and in the Samoan language…

NZ Minister of Foreign Affairs to Visit Fiji Next Week.

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta departs for Fiji next week, her first trip to the Pacific since announcing New Zealand’s Pacific Resilience approach in 2021. Minister Mahuta says, “this visit…

Government Reduces Petrol Prices by 25 cents from Midnight Tonight – Petrol Companies Drop Prices Immediately

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today the Government will deduct 25 cents per litre off fuel for three months as part of a cost of living package. Fuel excise duties…

Podcast: Fa’anana Efeso Collins, the Path to Mayor of Auckland, Service to the Community, and Mentoring the Next Pasifika Politicians

Watch the Podcast on YouTube Or listen on Spotify Main Article As one of two Auckland city councillors for the Manukau Ward, Fa’anana Efeso Collins prepares for the next part…

Samoa Goes Into Two Day Lockdown Amid 15 Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Managed Isolation

Prime Minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi Mataafa has made a special announcement this evening regarding the status of Samoa in light of COVID-19 cases discovered at the border. Earlier this…

NZ Government Ready to Support Tonga Following Eruption and Tsunami

New Zealand has formally offered to provide assistance to the Kingdom of Tonga following the recent Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption. Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says, “the thoughts of…

New Zealand Government Congratulates New Prime Minister of Kingdom of Tonga

New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta has congratulated the Kingdom of Tonga’s newly appointed Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni on his appointment. An all-male parliament was elected in…

NZ Allocates Millions to First Private Investment Fund Targeting Pacific Countries

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Phil Twyford have today announced a new investment fund to support COVID-19 recovery in the Pacific.…

New Zealand – Papua New Guinea Sign First Ever Statement of Partnership

In a first, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape signed the New Zealand – Papua New Guinea Statement of Partnership yesterday. Prime…

New Zealand Government to Apologise for Dawn Raids

The New Zealand Government will make a formal apology for the wrongs committed during the Dawn Raids of the 1970s. Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration enforcement…