News and Stories - January, 2021


Leading Pacific peoples in Te Tai Tokerau to prosperity

posted: 9:00 pm - 17th January 2021

May Seager is a familiar face in the Northland Pacific community after leading Fale Pasifika Te Tai Tokerau in Whangarei for over half a decade. While joining the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) was not at all on her radar, May has taken up the role as Tupu Aotearoa Manager for Northland. Read more

Pacific Aotearoa, front and centre

posted: 8:00 pm - 17th January 2021

For many years, it has been Playwright Victor Rodger’s goal to take Pacific characters from the background and put them front and centre in all his work. Read more

Kau Tuli sets scene for Pacific young people to be heard

posted: 7:00 pm - 17th January 2021

Made up of six driven and enthusiastic young Pacific people from across New Zealand, Kau Tulī claims a seat at the table to help influence and shape decisions made for Pacific Aotearoa. Read more

One-way Cook Islands travel to resume

posted: 6:00 pm - 17th January 2021

Quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from the Cook Islands will resume on January 21, 2021, enabling access to essential services such as health. Read more

Brothers’ comic collection inspires O le aiga Samoa

posted: 9:00 pm - 10th January 2021

Born into a family of educators, Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Languages Unit Manager (Engagement and Operations) Nafanuatele Lafitaga Mafaufau has always had a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge, as well as the desire to keep extending her own learning. This drive has led to her creating a comic series O le aiga Samoa, which aims to show a successful, modern family in New Zealand, who also live by and uphold the values and traditions of fa’asamoa (the Samoan way). Read more