News and Stories


Tender process open for providers to join successful work programme

posted: 8:00 am - 11th March 2019

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has welcomed the announcement of funding to expand the successful Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS) programme into regional New Zealand. It is now reaching out to providers to tender for the contract to deliver the programme.

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Keeping language alive in the family

posted: 8:00 am - 11th March 2019

Rotuman families are being encouraged to sign up for Rotuman language classes, starting in March. The New Zealand Rotuman Fellowship (NZRF) Incorporated is rolling out a New Zealand Community Rotuman Language Pilot as part of its national mandate, which will be led by an affiliated branch in Auckland, Mairani Rotuman Group Auckland. Read more

Starting the conversation

posted: 9:00 am - 1st March 2019

The recently crowned Mr Gay New Zealand Nicholas Francis hopes to use his win to start conversations around mental health, violence, discrimination, sexual health and suicide in the Pacific rainbow community. Read more

Measles outbreaks prompts renewed call for MMR vaccination

posted: 8:00 am - 1st March 2019

The Ministry of Health is reminding travellers to make sure they are immunised against measles following outbreaks overseas. Outbreaks have recently been reported in the Philippines and in parts of Europe. Read more

Eliminating violence in the home

posted: 7:00 am - 1st March 2019

A loss of culture has led to a breakdown in relational being, and an escalation in unacceptable violent behaviour in Pacific cultures. Pasefika Proud’s initiative the Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu Cultural Frameworks, create an opportunity to return to the beauty and richness of Pacific culture, and hold the solutions regarding ways of knowing, and ways of being. Read more