News and Stories


We got your back Aotearoa – Pacific community Covid-19 response

posted: 9:00 pm - 16th August 2020

New Zealand, we have stamped out Covid-19 before and together, we can do it again. This is the message from the New Zealand Government as it moved Auckland into alert level three after community transmission was confirmed there last week. Read more

Help is on-hand

posted: 8:00 pm - 16th August 2020

The on-going impact of Covid-19 in New Zealand is being widely felt within our Pacific communities, but help is on-hand. Read more

Innovative board game explores Pacific language and culture

posted: 7:00 pm - 16th August 2020

Pacific YES team FOLAU has created a small business to give first generation young Pasifika the opportunity to learn basic phrases in their native language, while acknowledging their roots through a fun interactive educational board game, The Island Explorers. Read more

New Deputy Commissioner for the new Public Service Fale

posted: 9:00 am - 11th August 2020

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission (previously State Services Commission) has welcomed their first Pacific Deputy Commissioner Tania Ott. Read more

Provider Languages Fund supports Pacific wellbeing

posted: 9:00 am - 10th August 2020

The Provider Languages Fund offers grants of up to $50,000 to eligible Pacific language providers and groups who can deliver a range of Pacific language initiatives. Read more