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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

Te Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau

posted: 8:55 am - 24th October 2017

The Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau has been officially launched with theme, ‘Tokelau ke mau ki te Gagana a nā tupuna auā he tofi mai te Atua’, which translates in English, Tokelau hold fast to the language of your ancestors because it is an inheritance from God. Read more

Making a difference where it counts

posted: 12:00 pm - 20th October 2017

Meet Pasimaca Osment, known to many as Pam, the first Fijian woman to work at Paremoremo prison and the first female Pacific corrections officer to work in maximum security, where she has been stationed for 26 years. Read more

Study helps uncover revitalisation of Vagahau Niue

posted: 2:50 pm - 19th October 2017

26-year-old Niue postgraduate student, Nogiata Tukimata's research explores the regeneration of Vagahau Niue by looking at a case study of Niuean youth through Ekalesia (churches) in Niue and New Zealand. Read more