Ministry News and Stories

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

The New Chief Executive for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Laulu Mac Leauanae has received a warm welcome.

posted: 2:00 am - 4th July 2017

Highlights included the 'Ava Ceremony and various speakers from across the sector. Speakers included Pacific community leader Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira; the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and State Services Commission representative Chappie Te Kani; Sir La’auli Savae Michael Jones representing both the Pacific Cooperation Foundation and aiga; and Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae himself. Read more

‘Ava ceremony welcomes Laulu to the Ministry

posted: 2:00 am - 3rd July 2017

The new Chief Executive of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Laulu Mac Leauanae was welcomed during an 'ava ceremony this morning, held at the Ministry’s national office in Wellington. Read more

A head for business

posted: 1:10 pm - 19th December 2016

Lueni Jasmine Havea is a 17 year old from Palmerston North who has become her school's first Tongan Head Girl. She is also passionate about business, and hopes one day to head to Harvard University to study.   Read more

Fetu Pasifika November

posted: 5:00 pm - 29th November 2016

The latest edition of our e-news, Fetu Pasifika, has just been released with all the latest Ministry news to keep you up to date with our work. Read more