Our Stories - July, 2017

Minister engages with Christchurch Pacific leaders

posted: 2:34 pm - 16th July 2017

Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Alfred Ngaro met with the Pacific community and church leaders in Christchurch this week. Read more

Support Cook Island language week by saying ‘Kia Orana’

posted: 2:33 pm - 16th July 2017

Cook Islands Language Week will be celebrated at the end of the month and cultural activities are planned across New Zealand, with a special celebration hosted by the Cook Islands Development Agency NZ in South Auckland. Read more

Young Pacific Peoples Continues to Thrive

posted: 6:00 pm - 7th July 2017

A 22-year-old Samoan has been recognised for the Deloitte IPANZ public sector excellence awards.

Josiah Tuamali’i has been named one of IPANZ Young Professionals of the Year for 2017.

Passionate about democracy and ensuring young voices have a say, Josiah has been an incredible ambassador for his Canterbury community and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Read more

The New Chief Executive for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Laulu Mac Leauanae has received a warm welcome.

posted: 2:00 am - 4th July 2017

Highlights included the 'Ava Ceremony and various speakers from across the sector. Speakers included Pacific community leader Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira; the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and State Services Commission representative Chappie Te Kani; Sir La’auli Savae Michael Jones representing both the Pacific Cooperation Foundation and aiga; and Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae himself. Read more

‘Ava ceremony welcomes Laulu to the Ministry

posted: 2:00 am - 3rd July 2017

The new Chief Executive of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Laulu Mac Leauanae was welcomed during an 'ava ceremony this morning, held at the Ministry’s national office in Wellington. Read more