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Media Releases

Selected media releases from the Minister for Pacific Peoples

Below you will find selected media releases from Hon Aupito William Sio, Minister for Pacific Peoples. For more information about any of these media releases, please contact [email protected]

Our Pacific community shares in New Year’s Honours (December 2021)

Pacific youth set to join movers and shakers (December 2021)

New fund to empower Pacific Peoples to navigate COVID-19’s protection framework (December 2021)

Putting home ownership within reach of Pacific Aotearoa (December 2021)

Milestone launch of Pacific Languages Unit (November 2021)

Pacific community reach vaccination milestone (November 2021) 

Pacific communities supported to transition to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (November 2021)

The talanoa about the future of our Pacific Languages (November 2021)

Dawn Raids Fund will allow for healing (November 2021)

Am I not your neighbour? - Speech to the Tuvalu Climate Action Network event at COP26 (November 2021)

Speech to Launch Legal Education Project (October 2021)

Tokelau champions language and culture (October 2021)

Language assists Tagata Niue to thrive (October 2021)

Call for virtual church services for White Sunday (October 2021)

Pacific Public Sector Fono – Friday 8th October 2021
 (October 2021)

Call for virtual church services for White Sunday (October 2021)

Let’s talk about the future of Pacific Languages in Aotearoa (October 2021)

COVID-19 vaccine offers stability, essential for wellbeing, as we start Fijian Language Week(October 2021)

Tuvalu language revival and COVID-19
 (September 2021)

More Dawn Raids scholarships announced (September 2021)

Tonga’s language week goes virtual
 (September 2021)

Research shows Pacific contribution to voluntary and unpaid work
 (August 2021)

The ‘Tulī Takes Flight’ scholarships announced (August 2021)

Cook Islands youth lead Language Week (August 2021)

Government offers formal apology for Dawn Raids (August 2021)

Boost for Pacific regional business (July 2021)

Language critical to Kiribati as it faces the challenge of Climate Change (July 2021)

Government achieves more ethnic diversity, more women on public sector boards (July 2021)

Government to apologise for Dawn Raids (June 2021)

Gagana Samoa is a foundation of Pacific wellbeing (May 2021)

Government supports Pacific people’s wellbeing approach to strengthen recovery efforts (May 2021)

Rotuman Language week affirms language as the key to Pacific wellbeing (April 2021)

Pacific languages funding reopens (April 2021)

STEM success sees growth in Toloa programme (March 2021)

Year of transition for Pacific Language Weeks (March 2021)

Critical step to new housing deal for Pacific communities (February 2021)