News and Stories - December, 2019

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Merry Christmas from the MPP team

posted: 10:00 am - 20th December 2019

What a year it has been for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) - the team has tirelessly worked towards achieving its Pacific Vision for Pacific people living in Aotearoa. Read more

Leading from the heart to serve Pacific communities

posted: 9:30 pm - 15th December 2019

Since 2017, Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae has endeavoured to ensure the voice of the Pacific community in Aotearoa New Zealand is heard and realised. He has been reappointed as CE at MPP for the next five years. Read more

Tongan artist challenges social fabric of society

posted: 9:00 pm - 15th December 2019

Budding Tongan artist Hulita Koloi says her practice always functions within the parameters of the four Tongan pillars - Faka’apa’apa (respect), Anga fakatokilalo (humility), Tauhi vaha’a (kinship) and Mamahi’i me’a (loyalty). Read more

Stay safe this holiday season

posted: 8:00 pm - 15th December 2019

People travelling to the Pacific from New Zealand are encouraged to be prepared for situations they may face overseas this holiday season.   Read more

Tupu Aotearoa creates ripple effect of positive change

posted: 9:00 pm - 8th December 2019

New Tupu Aotearoa service provider Kings Force Health Charitable Trust hopes to activate a ripple effect of positive change for Pacific people in the Hawke’s Bay through its involvement with the employment support programme. Read more