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Return in investment for MPP Southern Regional Manager

posted: 4:00 pm - 3rd August 2018

Diane Fenika’s recent acknowledgement by New Zealand’s Governor General for her service for the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation (PYLAT) Council is the return in the investment of time and creating the safe space for Pacific voices to be nurtured and heard. Read more

Teaching is a selfless duty for Te Tumu lecturer

posted: 4:00 pm - 1st August 2018

Increasing demand for Pacific languages to be taught at the University of Otago has seen Dr Telesia Vikatolia Puafisi Kalavite (pictured) join the team at Te Tumu – School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies. Read more

Community Internship Programme now open for applications

posted: 4:00 pm - 30th July 2018

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Hon Peeni Henare has announced applications for the Community Internship Programme are now open. Read more

Be proud of your language and protect its future

posted: 6:00 pm - 27th July 2018

“Be proud of your language and protect its future” is the theme of this year’s Cook Islands Language Week. The second of seven Pacific language weeks in 2018 supported by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP), has been launched at Christchurch’s Te Hapua Halswell Centre on July 28. Read more

Reflecting on a rewarding year of change

posted: 4:00 pm - 27th July 2018

After 12 months in the role, Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae continues to strive to achieve his goal of equal opportunities being afforded to all in Aotearoa. Read more