Two-way Quarantine-Free Travel to Cook Islands Likely to Re-open When NZ Goes to Alert Level 1

Two-way quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands will probably only resume once New Zealand is back at Alert Level 1 according to Graeme West, General Manager Australasia of Cook Islands…

2023 Scholarships for Dawn Raids Reconciliation Process for Leaders in Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has released details about the Manaaki New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships, a goodwill gesture that follows the Government’s apology for the Dawn Raids…

One-way Quarantine-free travel for RSE Workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu Begins in October

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today that the first stage of one-way quarantine-free travel with Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will commence in October, initially…

Pacific Leadership Development Programme Goes Back to Kingdom of Tonga

Six members of Tonga’s His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) have spent time in New Zealand taking part in a six-week Pacific Leadership Development Programme workshop to help them deliver the…

NZ Red Cross Launches Pacific Nations COVID-19 Appeal

New Zealand Red Cross is launching a Pacific Nations COVID-19 Appeal today to support Pacific Island nations as they battle with the impact of COVID-19. New Zealand Red Cross General…

A New Dawn in Pictures: The Dawn Raids Apology Photo Album

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 Prime Minister Congratulates Samoa’s First Woman Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa

  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has tonight congratulated Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her victory in Samoa’s general election. The daughter of the first Prime Minister of Samoa becomes the first…

Tokelau Receives First Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine

The first leg of a 5000 nautical mile trip to transport Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to the three atolls of Tokelau is complete. The New Zealand Defence Force released its statement…

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…