News and Stories


Hands-up for positive change in the Pacific

posted: 9:00 am - 19th January 2019

Are you looking to make positive impact in the Pacific? Operating for over 55-years, VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad -Te Tūao Tāwāhi is a way you can achieve this. Read more

Working to level the playing field for Pacific

posted: 11:00 am - 11th January 2019

Initially there was surprise, some embarrassment and a sense of not being worthy enough. However, once Mele Wendt digested the news she was on the New Year’s Honours list and would receive a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance, the Pacific community and women, she says she felt humbled and honoured.

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The island-inspired Colour Closet

posted: 10:00 am - 11th January 2019

Born and raised on the volcanic island of Rotuma, designer and artist Ravai Titifanue learnt early on being creative meant utilising the resources available plus lots of imagination.

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Helping our Pacific neighbours in need

posted: 9:00 am - 11th January 2019

Within moments, winds from a tropical cyclone can devastate communities and destroy homes, sweeping away everything you hold dear. With resources to share, New Zealanders are keen to offer assistance where they can to our Pacific neighbours. Read more

Ministries work together to achieve better outcomes for Pacific

posted: 9:00 am - 4th January 2019

With shared goals in mind, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed an agreement to work together to deliver better outcomes for Pacific peoples within New Zealand and in the Pacific region. Read more