News and Stories - February, 2019


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

Insightful Hawaiian internship

posted: 9:00 am - 17th February 2019

A week-long internship at the New Zealand Consulate-General in Honolulu, Hawai'i has been a trip of a lifetime for 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award winner Asena Tolungamaka. Read more

Proud Cook Islander’s passion to serve

posted: 9:00 am - 15th February 2019

A love for her culture, church and sport has been the driving force behind Vaine Arai Areora’s desire to serve her community for many decades in Aotearoa. Read more