Solomon Islands and New Zealand join forces to combat Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

Solomon Islands has formed a new partnership with New Zealand to step up the response to the invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB). If left unchecked it can pose a serious…

Pacific Islands Forum leaders to hold virtual retreat in February

The COVID-19 pandemic and the appointment of a new Secretary General will be the key focus for the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders who will host a virtual Special Leaders Retreat…

Passengers set to enter NZ from Cook Islands without quarantine

Good news for the Cook Islands. From 21 January passengers will be able to resume quarantine-free travel to New Zealand. Given the country’s COVID-19 free status and strict health and border…

President of national P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. women’s organisation talks 45 years of advocacy

Advocating for Pasifika women across Aotearoa New Zealand is one of many platforms the national Pasifika women’s organisation has committed to providing over its 45 year history. The National President…

Pacific nations exempt from New Zealand’s Day 0 COVID testing

Passengers from Australia, Antarctica and many Pacific nations (Fiji, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Nauru and…

Director of Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts Centre on adapting during COVID-19

Listen to the podcast highlights on YouTube:   Or listen to the full podcast on Spotify: Co-founder and director of  Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts centre based in Sydney Australia says…

Advocate talks racism and supporting Pasifika in South Island towns and cities

Melissa Lama is a recent graduate from Otago University completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in politics and is  currently completing her Masters in Business and Administration. It is her…

Head of Media Association Solomon Islands talks social media and reporting on COVID-19

Veteran Solomon Islands journalist, Georgina Kekea, says it has been a challenge when reporting on COVID-19. She says people are slowly adjusting to the new normal, despite the country being…

Pasifika Green MP, advocates for RSE workers, overstayers, education, and languages

Pacific Peoples spokesperson for the Green Party, List MP Teanau Tuiono, says bi-lingual education for Pasifika languages, Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme workers rights, and advocating for families/whanau overstayers are some…

Pasifika women at the helm of Hamilton churches renovation project

Pasifika women are taking a leading role in the Pasifika Church Renovation Project in the Waikato region. Felila Asiata-Feausi will oversee the project management of the renovation of four Pasifika…