COP26 Pasifika Representatives Disappointed but Hopeful

The Chair of the Pacific Small Islands Developing States is hopeful that the next four and final days of the COP26 summit in Glasgow Scotland is the time for participants…

New Zealand Relationship from Pacific Reset to Pacific Resilience

New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta delivered a speech outlining how Aotearoa New Zealand will build on the Pacific Reset towards a Pacific Resilience approach. The $714 million…

NZ Government Increases Funding for Pacific Nations Tackling Climate Change

The New Zealand government will provide at least 50 percent of its $1.3 billion climate aid contribution for Pacific nations as it adapts to the impacts of climate change. Prime…

Former MP and Minister Afisivalu Taito Phillip Field Remembered for his Work for the Pasifika Community

Former Labour MP for Mangere, Associate Minister for Pacific Island Affairs, Afisivalu Taito Phillip Field who reportedly passed away this morning at age 68 is being remembered as a leader,…

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…

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…

Government Reaches Target for Women on Public Sector Boards and Committees

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, and Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, Priyanca Radhakrishnan announced that the government has achieved its target…

Wellington Moves to Alert Level 2 as of 6 pm Tonight

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield addressed media this afternoon regarding the alert level change for Wellington. As of 6 o’clock tonight the Wellington region…

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…

Samoa Supreme Court Overules Suspension Opening of Parliament but Former Speaker Declares Postponement.

In what could lead to constitutional uncertainty in Samoa, more developments have taken place in the last 24 hours after the Head of State proclaimed that he was suspending his…