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posted: 11:00 am - 21st December 2017

As an ex-cop and gang member, Akerei (Rei) Maresala-Thomson has spent time at the coalface, witnessing the struggles and challenges many people in the Pacific community face in New Zealand. Read more

A'oga Fa'a Samoa journey for the Sao sisters

posted: 3:15 pm - 15th December 2017

For Auckland couple, Alia Crompton-Meyer and Ligi Sao, sending their daughters to A’oga Fa’a Samoa Early Childhood Centre in Ponsonby was a no-brainer. Read more

Cementing ambition

posted: 3:00 pm - 15th December 2017

Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Award winner Manakolahi (Manako) Nemaia often gets asked if she is able to help out people from her South Auckland community with their accounts. Read more

Obituary – Helen Kisona

posted: 12:00 pm - 15th December 2017

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples would like to extend our condolences to all the kaiga of the late Helen Kisona. Read more

PMPYA recipient says dream big

posted: 1:00 pm - 14th December 2017

Perseverance is key to many things in life, and it is something Josiah Tualamali'i, 22, has learnt and puts into practice often. Read more