News and Stories


First COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in New Zealand sooner than expected

posted: 6:00 pm - 14th February 2021

Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern has announced New Zealand’s first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is set to arrive in New Zealand this week subject to transportation plans and quality temperature control. Read more

Research helps people understand Pacific acts of service

posted: 8:00 pm - 8th February 2021

Leading the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Pacific Economic Research Project, Dr Halahingano Tu’akolo Rohorua is learning more every day about who she is, and why she has been called to serve Pacific Aotearoa. Read more

GirlBoss proves there always a reason for hope

posted: 7:30 pm - 8th February 2021

Founder of GirlBoss New Zealand Alexia Hilbertidou has been selected as a National Geographic Young Explorer - a group of people National Geographic says, "prove there is always a reason for hope". Read more

Focus on achieving Pacific health equity and outcomes

posted: 7:00 pm - 8th February 2021

Dr Avataeao Junior Ulu has started a new path as the 2DHB Director Pacific Peoples Health, leading the work of the Pacific Health team and implementation of the 3DHB Pacific Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan for the Greater Wellington Region. Read more

Shedding light on the New Zealand Pacific economy

posted: 8:00 am - 1st February 2021

Research on the contribution of Pacific Peoples to the New Zealand economy is largely untouched, and this is something the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is striving to address with the Pacific Economic Research Project. Read more