Media Releases

Pacific Peoples Minister and Associate announced

posted: 8:15 am - 26th October 2017

Ministry for Pacific Peoples Chief Executive Officer Laulu Mac Leauanae extends his congratulations to the newly appointed Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito Tofae Su’a William Sio and Associate Minister Carmel Jean Sepuloni, and to the respective Pacific leaders of other portfolios as announced. Read more

Hold fast to our Gagana Tokelau

posted: 2:00 am - 21st October 2017

The 2017 line-up of seven Pacific language weeks has come to an end with Tokelauan Language Week, Vaiaho ote Gagana Tokelau being celebrated this coming week with theme, chosen by the Tokelau community, ‘TOKELAU KE MAU KI TE GAGANA A NĀ TUPUNA AUĀ HE TOFI MAI TE ATUA’ – Tokelau hold fast to the language of your ancestors because it is an inheritance from God. Read more

Our Language is the Heart of Our People

posted: 12:25 am - 14th October 2017

The theme, ‘Ko e Vagahau Niue ko e Atefua he Tagata Niue’ - The Niue Language is the Heart of Niue People, is a message to all Niueans, to speak and retain their language or it will eventually be lost. Read more

Vosa Vaka Viti - Speak Fijian

posted: 12:00 am - 7th October 2017

Pacific People’s Chief Executive Officer Laulu Mac Leauanae is encouraging all New Zealanders to embrace Fijian Language Week by attending events, using Fijian greetings, and promoting the language in schools, workplaces and community groups. Read more

Cook Islands language in the spotlight

posted: 2:30 pm - 28th July 2017

One of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations is in the spotlight with Cook Islands Language week celebrations kicking off this Saturday says Minister for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro. Read more