Media Releases

Our Language is the Heart of Our People

posted: 12:25 am - 14th October 2017

The theme, ‘Ko e Vagahau Niue ko e Atefua he Tagata Niue’ - The Niue Language is the Heart of Niue People, is a message to all Niueans, to speak and retain their language or it will eventually be lost. Read more

Vosa Vaka Viti - Speak Fijian

posted: 12:00 am - 7th October 2017

Pacific People’s Chief Executive Officer Laulu Mac Leauanae is encouraging all New Zealanders to embrace Fijian Language Week by attending events, using Fijian greetings, and promoting the language in schools, workplaces and community groups. Read more

Cook Islands language in the spotlight

posted: 2:30 pm - 28th July 2017

One of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations is in the spotlight with Cook Islands Language week celebrations kicking off this Saturday says Minister for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro. Read more

Pacific Perspective at the Forefront with Launch of Policy Tool

posted: 11:15 am - 28th June 2017

Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro says the launch of Kapasa: the Pacific Policy Analysis Tool, signals a major turning point in government policy decision-making for Pacific peoples. Read more

Community and Pacific leaders honoured

posted: 5:00 am - 5th June 2017

The Minister for Pacific Peoples and the Community and Voluntary Sector, Alfred Ngaro, says this year’s Queens Birthday Honours list recognises the depth of leadership and commitment of those working in the community. Including a KNZM (Knighthood) for La’auli Michael Jones, in recognition of his services to the Pacific community and youth. Read more