Our Stories

Exceptional Pacific artists recognised

posted: 4:00 pm - 30th October 2017

The Ministry is supportive of the celebration to recognise excellence in Pacific artists across a range of artforms and across a range of stages in the artists’ careers. Read more

Up for the challenge?

posted: 10:30 pm - 29th October 2017

If​ ​you​ ​are in Wellington and​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​somewhere​ ​new​ ​to​ workout​ ​with​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​of​ ​unique​ ​Pacific​ ​and​ ​Māori​ fitness ​flavour,​ ​contact​ ​SWET at​ ​​admin@swet.co.nz,​​ ​or​ via​ ​their​ ​website​ ​​www.swet.co.nz​​ ​and​ ​they​ ​will​ ​set​ ​you​ ​up​ ​with​ ​a​ ​free​ ​trial! Read more

Super School, Super Kids

posted: 1:05 pm - 29th October 2017

For most parents, getting children motivated in the morning to prepare for the day ahead is the most challenging part of their day. However, not so for Pacific students arriving at Haeata Community Campus to pray and play on the campus basketball court at 6am. Read more

Meet the new Minister for Pacific Peoples

posted: 5:00 pm - 27th October 2017

Aupito Tofae Su'a William Sio became the first member of the New Zealand Government to be sworn in at Government House in a ceremony held yesterday, where he made his oath as Minister for Pacific Peoples using his native Samoan tongue, one among 28 other ministers and 3 parliamentary under-secretaries sworn in on the day. Read more

Our Pacific way to say 'Thank You'

posted: 10:30 pm - 24th October 2017

Hon. Alfred Ngaro delivered his “Thank You” speech with inspirational, moving and humourous goodbye messages to Ministry staff as he relinquished his role as Minister for Pacific Peoples. Read more