Deputy Chair of Hibiscus and Bays Local Board calls for all Pasifika to get Vaccinated

Deputy Chair of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board is calling on all Pasifika people to get vaccinated. Victoria Short has this message, “To all my Pasifika friends and family,…

COVID-19 Vaccination Centre to Open in Tokoroa

A new South Waikato COVID-19 community vaccination centre will open in Tokoroa on Monday 13 September. It is a partnership between community groups Raukawa Charitable Trust, South Waikato Pacific Islands…

2021 Pacific Music Awards Moved to October

The  2021 Pacific Music Awards held in Auckland that was scheduled for Wednesday 1 September has been postponed. The Pacific Music Awards Trust has made the decision to move the…

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…

Tokoroa Book Launch During Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week

A new book Te Kinakina: E Ngara I te Ngari, Remember who you are and where you come from will be launched tomorrow in Tokoroa during Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani –…

A New Dawn: NZ Government Formally Apologises for 70s Dawn Raids

In emotional scenes at the Auckland Town Hall today, Pasifika communities from across the country gathered for the historic official Government apology for the Dawn Raids. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden accompanied by…

More Pasifika Come Forward With Stories of Abuse as Pacific Investigation Concludes

Tributes have been paid to the victims and survivors of abuse in State and faith-based care who came forward to share their stories and give evidence at the the historic…

Dentist Raises Concerns About Dental Health for Pasifika

Pasifika dentist and New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) member Dr. Tule Fanakava Misa is concerned about the poor rates of oral health for Pasifika people, in particular Pasifika children. The…

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…