Our Stories

Kiribati celebrates independence

posted: 4:40 pm - 23rd July 2017

Several events were held around the country to celebrate Kiribati Independence Day from 12 July 2017, including a special event in Invercargill. Read more

Ministry supports Tu Tangata Poly Festival

posted: 4:40 pm - 23rd July 2017

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is calling all Pacific families and friends to give their support to the Tu Tangata Wellington Secondary Schools’ Poly festival 2017, taking place this Tuesday, 25 July at the Michael Fowler Centre. Read more

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