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#PacificStar Esitone Pauga is the new Operations Capability Manager in the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). Esi, is the highest ranking Pacific Island officer in FENZ. As a proud Samoan, he was one of the founders of Afi Pasefika which is a group of Firefighters in the Auckland Region who apply a Pacific lens and values to the work they do in the community. Esi’s new role carries a massive responsibility to ensure all frontline firefighters are properly equipped and supported to carry out the work our communities need when we dial 111. Moving down from Auckland for his new role, Esi is also working with regional FENZ leaders to establish Afi Pasefika in Wellington and eventually across the Country. Thank you for your work Esitone.

ministryforpacificpeoples #PacificStar Esitone Pauga is the new Operations Capability Manager in the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ). Esi, is the highest ra... Read More

Although we didn't win last night at IPANZ we all know that Josiah is a winner and a great ambassador for Pacific Young Professionals across the country and the world. We are very proud of him. Malo lava le tauivi ma le finafinau. #ipanz #josiah #showhimsomelove #pacificstars

ministryforpacificpeoples Although we didn't win last night at IPANZ we all know that Josiah is a winner and a great ambassador for Pacific Young Professionals across... Read More

"Thank you for this honour. I will serve you and do this work with you for the betterment of our Pacific families and communities." Today the Ministry welcome new Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae. #PacificStar

ministryforpacificpeoples "Thank you for this honour. I will serve you and do this work with you for the betterment of our Pacific families and communities." Today th... Read More

Snippets of the launch of Kapasa at Parliament today. Kapasa will be useful for policy practitioners in designing, developing and delivering policy that works for Pacific Peoples #PacificStars <br />
Kapasa is available on our website @ http://www.mpp.govt.nz/library/corporate-publications/

ministryforpacificpeoples Snippets of the launch of Kapasa at Parliament today. Kapasa will be useful for policy practitioners in designing, developing and delivering... Read More

We are excited to be launching our new Kapasa - The Pacific Policy Analysis Tool at Parliament this morning #Kapasa #PacificStars

ministryforpacificpeoples We are excited to be launching our new Kapasa - The Pacific Policy Analysis Tool at Parliament this morning #Kapasa #PacificStars

Last night we celebrated Pauline A. Winter's 5 years of service to the Ministry. Vinaka vakalevu #PacificStars

ministryforpacificpeoples Last night we celebrated Pauline A. Winter's 5 years of service to the Ministry. Vinaka vakalevu #PacificStars

Antony Vavia #PMPYA winner 2015 and our newly appointed CE @mac_leauanae sharing a moment on the Prime Ministers Pacific Mission #PacificStars

ministryforpacificpeoples Antony Vavia #PMPYA winner 2015 and our newly appointed CE @mac_leauanae sharing a moment on the Prime Ministers Pacific Mission #PacificSta... Read More

Some of our #PacificStars representing us on the Prime Ministers Pacific Mission

ministryforpacificpeoples Some of our #PacificStars representing us on the Prime Ministers Pacific Mission

Ceryse Scott, youth advocate from the #PYPOurMovement joins the Prime Minister's delegation in the Pacific #PacificStars

ministryforpacificpeoples Ceryse Scott, youth advocate from the #PYPOurMovement joins the Prime Minister's delegation in the Pacific #PacificStars

Throwback to Samoan Language week - #PacificStar and Samoan hero David Tua sharing his many talents to some secondary schools as part of their celebration of Samoan Independence Day! Malo lava Tua Man #gaganasamoa

ministryforpacificpeoples Throwback to Samoan Language week - #PacificStar and Samoan hero David Tua sharing his many talents to some secondary schools as part of the... Read More

Manako Nemaia | Prime Ministers Pacific Youth Award winner for the BNZ award shares her first blog with us - have a read below! "Fakaalofa lahi atu,<br />
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Still alive and kicking! It has been almost 3 months now since I first started at BNZ and 6 months since this opportunity had been given to me. Here is how it has panned out so far.<br />
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When I first started I came in strong and bold ready to take on the big blue bank – my induction went well as I realised I was the only PI to be standing amongst my peers but I stood proud. First official day started and it all hit me – I slowly began to realise how much I did not know and began to “cast my eyes round about.” An office that works at a pretty fast pace, all this talk about loans, interests rates and a lot of things that were just a little bit foreign to me – but it’s ok though! Overtime I have found my rhythm and am doing a lot better than the Week 1 Manako. <br />
I have been a little more reserved than usual down here in my corner of the world, Highbrook living, observing how this corporate world works. The environment is definitely different from what I am used to but I have learnt to adapt and embrace the experience. Nerves, a sigh of relief, lightbulb and durr moments have all been a part of my learning process taking each day as it comes. I have met some awesome people who have shared with me the ins and outs of working in the bank industry and have been guiding me along the way. There have been so many learning curves, not just about overdrafts, term loans and customer ratings but also about myself – who I am becoming, who I want to become and where to next. The people here at BNZ have a great work ethic which I admire – I can honestly say I have learnt a lot from them" <br />
#PMPYA #BNZ #PacificStars

ministryforpacificpeoples Manako Nemaia | Prime Ministers Pacific Youth Award winner for the BNZ award shares her first blog with us - have a read below! "Fakaalofa l... Read More

Israel Folau and Will Skelton from the Waratahs giving our Samoan Language Poster some alofa #PacificStars #vaiasoolegaganasamoa

ministryforpacificpeoples Israel Folau and Will Skelton from the Waratahs giving our Samoan Language Poster some alofa #PacificStars #vaiasoolegaganasamoa