Initially there was surprise, some embarrassment and a sense of not being worthy enough. However, once Mele Wendt digested the news she was on the New Year’s Honours list and would receive a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance, the Pacific community and women, she says she felt humbled and honoured.
With shared goals in mind, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed an agreement to work together to deliver better outcomes for Pacific peoples within New Zealand and in the Pacific region. Read more
Having led from the front in a range of sectors dedicated to supporting and enabling Pacific peoples to grow and thrive, accepting the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Northern Regional Manager role presents a great opportunity for Toleafoa Ray Tuala to continue to positively affect Pacific communities. Read more