News and Stories


Research project hits close to home

posted: 8:00 pm - 21st February 2021

The Pacific Economy Research Project is more than just a work assignment for Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Research and Evaluation (R&E) Principal Analyst Kathleen (Ata) Seataoai Forrest. Read more

Encouraging diversity on New Zealand boards

posted: 7:00 pm - 21st February 2021

Diversity on New Zealand boards is paramount, and the Pacific community have much to offer. As part of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) vision to see Pacific people thrive in New Zealand, it is encouraging the many natural leaders within the Pacific communities, to put their hand up for governance roles. Read more

Health leaders discuss immunisation with Pacific community

posted: 12:30 pm - 18th February 2021

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will prevent you from becoming extremely ill with the virus, while outbreaks of measles, mumps and the flu can be prevented with mass vaccination. Read more

Understanding the Pacific contribution to the economy

posted: 9:00 pm - 14th February 2021

As part of the Pacific Economy Research Project team, Dr Seini Taufa’s role is to ensure the voices of Pacific people are echoed in the report, and research learnings. Read more

A rich tapestry of culture

posted: 7:00 pm - 14th February 2021

A tapa cloth, tartan blend is how the Director of Mīharo Murihiku Trust Pauline Smith describes her Samoan, Tuvaluan, Scottish and Irish ancestry. Read more