Youth influence decisions made for Pacific in Aotearoa

posted: 7:00 pm - 27th April 2020
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(Picture caption: Kau Tulī is hosting a take-over series on the @pacificaotearoa Instagram account until May 7. ) 

With COVID-19 continuing to affect the way we live, study, work and socialise, a group of passionate young Pacific people have identified the need to better support their peers throughout this global crisis and they are spreading the word via social media.

Kau Tulī is the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) youth advisory group.

Made up of six young Pacific leaders hailing from around New Zealand, Kau Tulī plays a key role in representing Pacific young people by claiming a seat at the table to help influence and shape decisions made for Pacific in Aotearoa.

Kau Tulī aims to help inform and shape the Ministry’s response to achieving goal four of Lalanga Fou and the Pacific Aotearoa vision of having Confident, Thriving and Resilient Pacific young people. 

Meanwhile, one of the group’s core functions is to provide advice on the impacts of the areas of culture and identity, education, employment and mental and wellbeing for Pacific young people in Aotearoa. 

Kau Tulī has identified a need to engage with Pacific young people to listen to the issues they face, their concerns, and look for ways to address these in a style that best resonates with Pacific young people. 

One way is by hosting a take-over series on the Pacific Aotearoa Instagram account from April 23 until May 7.

Throughout this period, all six members of Kau Tulī will develop, create and publish content tailored for Pacific young people.

This takeover series is focused on wellbeing and addressing Pacific peoples’ health in a creative and interactive way covering topics such as mental, cultural, physical, environmental, spiritual and temporal health. 

The Ministry is excited and grateful to have the support of Kau Tulī, and we encourage you to check out the action over coming days @pacificaotearoa Instagram.