News and Stories - February, 2021

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Health leaders discuss immunisation with Pacific community

posted: 12:30 pm - 18th February 2021

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will prevent you from becoming extremely ill with the virus, while outbreaks of measles, mumps and the flu can be prevented with mass vaccination. Read more

Understanding the Pacific contribution to the economy

posted: 9:00 pm - 14th February 2021

As part of the Pacific Economy Research Project team, Dr Seini Taufa’s role is to ensure the voices of Pacific people are echoed in the report, and research learnings. Read more

A rich tapestry of culture

posted: 7:00 pm - 14th February 2021

A tapa cloth, tartan blend is how the Director of Mīharo Murihiku Trust Pauline Smith describes her Samoan, Tuvaluan, Scottish and Irish ancestry. Read more

First COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in New Zealand sooner than expected

posted: 6:00 pm - 14th February 2021

Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern has announced New Zealand’s first batch of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is set to arrive in New Zealand this week subject to transportation plans and quality temperature control. Read more

Research helps people understand Pacific acts of service

posted: 8:00 pm - 8th February 2021

Leading the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Pacific Economic Research Project, Dr Halahingano Tu’akolo Rohorua is learning more every day about who she is, and why she has been called to serve Pacific Aotearoa. Read more