News and Stories - January, 2019

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The island-inspired Colour Closet

posted: 10:00 am - 11th January 2019

Born and raised on the volcanic island of Rotuma, designer and artist Ravai Titifanue learnt early on being creative meant utilising the resources available plus lots of imagination.

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Helping our Pacific neighbours in need

posted: 9:00 am - 11th January 2019

Within moments, winds from a tropical cyclone can devastate communities and destroy homes, sweeping away everything you hold dear. With resources to share, New Zealanders are keen to offer assistance where they can to our Pacific neighbours. Read more

Ministries work together to achieve better outcomes for Pacific

posted: 9:00 am - 4th January 2019

With shared goals in mind, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed an agreement to work together to deliver better outcomes for Pacific peoples within New Zealand and in the Pacific region. Read more

New Regional Manager set to build strong and resilient Pacific communities in the North

posted: 8:00 am - 4th January 2019

Having led from the front in a range of sectors dedicated to supporting and enabling Pacific peoples to grow and thrive, accepting the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Northern Regional Manager role presents a great opportunity for Toleafoa Ray Tuala to continue to positively affect Pacific communities. Read more

Pacific contribution to Aotearoa recognised with New Year’s Honours

posted: 9:00 am - 1st January 2019

Pacific people continue to significantly contribute to society in Aotearoa - 14 have been named on the 2019 New Year’s Honours list for their services to New Zealand's community. Read more