Our Stories

Grassroots feedback helping to inform and inspire new vision for Pacific Aotearoa

posted: 4:00 pm - 27th September 2018

Feedback from more than 130 Pacific groups is helping to shape a refreshed Pacific Vision being launched in November. Read more

Pacific pride at Investiture Luncheon

posted: 3:00 pm - 27th September 2018

Pacific pride radiated throughout an investiture ceremony for Hon. Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, Caren Rangi and Liz Mellish, who were invested with their Queen’s Birthday Honours at Government House in Wellington. Read more

Pacific Peoples Minister inspires youth to take action

posted: 8:30 am - 27th September 2018

Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio is inspiring Pacific youth to raise their hands and apply to be part of the Youth Parliament 2019 and represent their local Member of Parliament. Read more

Desire to work strong for PESS participant

posted: 7:30 am - 27th September 2018

Before Valelia (Lia) Ielome enrolled in the Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS) programme at Solomon Group, she was spending the majority of her time searching for work, rather than working in a rewarding job. Read more

Overcoming hurdles in the public sector

posted: 5:00 pm - 20th September 2018

With politics a part of her upbringing, and social justice and standing in solidarity with those on the margins of society instilled in her from a young age, working in the public sector is a no-brainer for Matalena Leaupepe. Read more