News and Stories


Policy and science key to creating positive change

posted: 8:00 pm - 6th December 2020

After seeing the health demands of the Pacific community in New Zealand far outweighed the number of doctors and medical practitioners required to meet their needs, Yeomans Vaamainuu decided to do something about it. Read more

Serving Pacific at the heart of the matter

posted: 7:00 pm - 6th December 2020

As a child, Ministry for Pacific Peoples Northern Region Advisor Janelle Augsburg watched her nana serve her community with so much heart, she quickly learnt the importance of caring for your village so together you can prosper. Read more

Paving the way for future generations

posted: 8:00 pm - 29th November 2020

In his role as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP), John Tuamoheloa is constantly reminded the work he is doing is for the good of Pacific Aotearoa. Read more

The significance of wellbeing

posted: 8:00 pm - 29th November 2020

For the past six years, wellbeing has played a significant part in the life of Ministry of Health’s Director of Pacific Health Gerardine Clifford-Lidstone. Read more

The beat goes on

posted: 7:00 pm - 29th November 2020

While 2020 is a year to forget for many, it is definitely one to remember for 17-year-old Joshua Nanai aka Jawsh 685. Read more