News and Stories


Rotuma in the spotlight

posted: 7:00 pm - 10th May 2019

From May 12 until May 19, the spotlight will shine on the Rotuman language and culture, and the need to celebrate and preserve it in Aotearoa. Read more

Food revolution in the Pacific

posted: 6:00 pm - 10th May 2019

The answer to the many issues affecting the Pacific lies within the region, particularly when it comes to health and well-being. Pacific Island Food Revolution (PIFR), developed by Kiwi Chef Robert Oliver and jointly funded by the New Zealand and Australian government, sets out to prove this.
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Engaging with Southland’s growing Pacific population

posted: 5:00 pm - 10th May 2019

Southland is just one region in New Zealand which is starting to notice a burgeoning Pacific population. On May 16, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) will facilitate Lalanga Fou, Tulī Takes Flight fono, at Pacific Island Advisory and Culture Trust (PIACT) Community Centre in the Southland centre of Invercargill.
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Preventing Pacific Worker exploitation in New Zealand

posted: 4:00 pm - 10th May 2019

The NZ Human Rights Commission and Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) are hosting a workshop on the exploitation of Pacific migrants to New Zealand on May 22, in Auckland.

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Understanding the struggle

posted: 4:15 pm - 4th May 2019

Christchurch-based 17-year-old Okirano Tilaia understands and appreciates the struggle his parents made to gift him a better life in New Zealand. The Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation (PYLAT) Council Trustee says their sacrifice inspires him to not only serve the Pacific community, but to be his best version and learn from others. Read more