News and Stories


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

Putting strategy into practice

posted: 6:00 am - 23rd February 2019

Tessa Temata views her appointment as New Zealand’s High Commissioner-designate to the Cook Islands as an opportunity to bring together all she has learnt over a 25 year career in the service of countries who have helped make her who she is today. Read more

Second fruit fly found in Auckland

posted: 9:00 am - 20th February 2019

Minister for Biosecurity Hon Damien O’Connor says the second find of an unwanted fruit fly is disappointing and the Government is committed to ensuring it does not establish here. Read more

Pacific language weeks celebrate national asset

posted: 12:00 am - 20th February 2019

The 2019 Pacific Language Weeks will boost awareness of the value of New Zealand’s Pacific languages both within Pacific communities and beyond. Read more