Media Releases

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

New Chief Executive Appointed for Ministry for Pacific Peoples

posted: 1:00 pm - 30th May 2017

Laulu Mac Leauanae is appointed the new Chief Executive for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Mac will be officially steering the Vaka from 3rd July 2017. Read more

Gagana Sāmoa celebrated this week

From the Minister | posted: 8:00 am - 28th May 2017

Sāmoan Language week gives all New Zealanders the opportunity to celebrate our diversity and keep the language alive says Minister for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro. Read more