Pasifika Clinicians Encourage Families to Plan and Prepare for Omicron

“Plan and Prepare for Omicron,” is the message from Pasifika Clinicians speaking to members of the Pasifika community tonight in a Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Ministry of Health hosted …

Pasifika Peoples Recipients New Years Honours List 2021

Pasifika people have been recognised in this years New Years Honours List for 2021. Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says, ” I congratulate all the Pacific People who have…

Bay of Plenty Pasifika Community Surpass 90% Second Dose Vaccination

Bay of Plenty’s Pasifika community has surpassed the 90% fully vaccinated figure, joining the Nelson Marlborough region which reached this milestone in October, according to Ministry of Health figures. Ninety-four…

Vagahau Niue – Niuean Language Week Thrive and Keep Language and Culture Alive

Kia tupuolaola e moui he Tagata Niue – “May the Tagata Niue thrive” is this year’s theme for Faahi tapu he Vagahau Niue – Niuean Language Week. Premier of Niue Dalton Tagelagi took part…

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…

Pasifika Government and Private Sector Media to Receive Funding for new Journalist Roles

Three Pasifika oriented organisations have been awarded funding under the New Zealand On Air $18 million Public Interest Journalism funding boost. Successful organisations include the Government owned and operated National…

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…