News and Stories - June, 2019


Pacific Mission provides valuable insight to Melanesia

posted: 12:00 am - 8th June 2019

New Zealand’s development cooperation is significant in Melanesia. In both Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, New Zealand’s investments are targeted at building state capability, enhancing economic opportunities, and improving human development. Read more

Pacific-led wellbeing focus for Aotearoa

posted: 8:00 am - 5th June 2019

An unprecedented amount of new funding of more than $113 million over four years has been secured in this year’s Wellbeing Budget to boost support for Pacific communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more

Calling all thriving and resilient Pacific young people!

posted: 11:00 pm - 3rd June 2019

Any young person between the age of 17 and 24 years, who is a New Zealand resident of Pacific descent, can apply for the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards. Short-listed candidates will be those who over the last 12 months have embodied Pacific values in the work they do to positively impact on their communities and places of work. Read more

Pacific contribution highlighted in Queen's Birthday Honours

posted: 8:00 am - 3rd June 2019

The 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list is shining an illuminating spotlight on the strong contribution Pacific peoples are making to our diverse communities in New Zealand. Read more

Tackling Pacific worker exploitation

posted: 6:00 pm - 2nd June 2019

Worker exploitation and human trafficking for Pacific workers in New Zealand were among issues tackled at a fono, hosted by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP). Read more