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,…

Auckland Moves to Alert Level 3 for Two Weeks.

Auckland is set to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59 pm Tuesday 21st September for at least two weeks, after 35 days of Alert Level 4. Prime Minister…

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…

Polynesian Panther Dr. Melani Anae Appointed to Inquiry Into Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques

The Government has appointed four additional members to Kāpuia, the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. Dr.…

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…

Auckland to Remain at Alert Level 4. Rest of the Country Stays at Level 2

Auckland will remain at COVID-19 Alert Level 4 while the rest of the country will remain at Alert Level 2. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General Health Dr. Ashley…

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,…

Tributes Flow for the Passing of Reverend Toeina Aotofaga II Tupulua Lemuelu

Pasifika community have taken to social media to mourn the loss of and pay tribute to Reverend Toeina Aotofaga II Tupulua Lemuelu who passed away on Wednesday 8th September 2021 at…

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…

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…