News and Stories


Misadventures of a Pacific Professional – new web series air

posted: 8:00 am - 11th March 2019

Unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion are two themes tackled head-on by a new web series currently in production. Misadventures of a Pacific Professional is a six part web series created by husband and wife duo Esera Tanoa’i and Tupe Solomon-Tanoa’i. Read more

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