News and Stories


Shedding light on the New Zealand Pacific economy

posted: 8:00 am - 1st February 2021

Research on the contribution of Pacific Peoples to the New Zealand economy is largely untouched, and this is something the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is striving to address with the Pacific Economic Research Project. Read more

Privilege to be on-board the MPP vaka

posted: 8:00 pm - 31st January 2021

Hanipale Galo has recently joined MPP as the Tupu Aotearoa National Programme Manager, overseeing the Ministry for Pacific Peoples initiative which helps Pacific people across the country to find employment, complete further training or study. Read more

New CE to guide Leadership New Zealand

posted: 7:00 pm - 31st January 2021

Leadership New Zealand (LNZ) has welcomed Anya Satyanand as its new Chief Executive (CE), who will take over the reins from outgoing CE Sina Wendt. Read more

Loopy Tunes makes music memorable

posted: 8:00 pm - 24th January 2021

Music has been a huge influence on the lives of Christchurch-based sisters Leah Williams-Partington and Siu Wiliams-Lemi. Read more

Early childhood education pioneer's efforts acknowledged

posted: 7:00 pm - 24th January 2021

Education provides children the tools to face challenges in life and ensuring Pacific children in Aotearoa and throughout the region have capacity to rise above any obstacle has become the life-long mission of Afamasaga Vaafusuaga Telesia McDonald Alipia. Read more