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Pacific Emerging Leadership Award goes to…

posted: 11:38 am - 16th November 2017

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples congratulates the two winners of this year’s SunPix Pacific Emerging Leadership Award sponsored by the Ministry. Read more

Climate change push for Pacific

posted: 9:00 pm - 14th November 2017

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio joins Climate Change Minister James Shaw at a conference in Bonn, Germany to be part of discussions regarding Pacific nations’ vulnerability to climate change, as well as New Zealand taking a stance on reducing emissions. Read more

Experience warm and friendly Samoan hospitality

posted: 3:30 pm - 14th November 2017

Associate Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Carmel Sepuloni greeted the Samoan Government delegation, along with Ministry’s Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae, at Auckland International Airport this morning, 14 November among others who witnessed Samoa Airways’ inaugural flight from Apia to Auckland. Read more

Toloa scholarship recipient tells story

posted: 4:40 pm - 13th November 2017

For Fuli Fuli, a recipient of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples 2016 Toloa tertiary scholarship, this could not have come at a better time. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples have eight Toloa tertiary scholarships on offer, each valued up to $25,000, available for Pacific students wanting to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Read more

Young Samoan awarded ticket to Oxford University

posted: 2:30 pm - 9th November 2017

The Ministry congratulates Marco de Jong, a young Auckland Samoan student, who will study a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and being awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships for 2018. Read more