News and Stories


Calling all thriving and resilient Pacific young people!

posted: 11:00 pm - 3rd June 2019

Any young person between the age of 17 and 24 years, who is a New Zealand resident of Pacific descent, can apply for the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards. Short-listed candidates will be those who over the last 12 months have embodied Pacific values in the work they do to positively impact on their communities and places of work. Read more

Pacific contribution highlighted in Queen's Birthday Honours

posted: 8:00 am - 3rd June 2019

The 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list is shining an illuminating spotlight on the strong contribution Pacific peoples are making to our diverse communities in New Zealand. Read more

Tackling Pacific worker exploitation

posted: 6:00 pm - 2nd June 2019

Worker exploitation and human trafficking for Pacific workers in New Zealand were among issues tackled at a fono, hosted by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP). Read more

Joining the Pacific Vision journey is significant for South Island communities

posted: 4:00 pm - 2nd June 2019

Being a part of the Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou journey is hugely important for the Dunedin Pacific community, according to Pacific Otago Trust’s Chief Executive (CE) Lester Dean. Read more

Fono a chance to sow long-term seeds for the future

posted: 4:00 pm - 26th May 2019

Pacific voices in the Oamaru and Dunedin areas have been heard and validated at the Lalanga Fou – Tulī Takes Flight Fono at the two centres last week. Read more