News and Stories


Critical step to new housing deal for Pacific communities

posted: 7:00 pm - 28th February 2021

The Pacific Housing Initiative aims to lay the foundations and provide skills required for Pacific peoples in New Zealand to gain improved housing conditions and home ownership. Read more

Research project hits close to home

posted: 8:00 pm - 21st February 2021

The Pacific Economy Research Project is more than just a work assignment for Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Research and Evaluation (R&E) Principal Analyst Kathleen (Ata) Seataoai Forrest. Read more

Encouraging diversity on New Zealand boards

posted: 7:00 pm - 21st February 2021

Diversity on New Zealand boards is paramount, and the Pacific community have much to offer. As part of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) vision to see Pacific people thrive in New Zealand, it is encouraging the many natural leaders within the Pacific communities, to put their hand up for governance roles. Read more

Health leaders discuss immunisation with Pacific community

posted: 12:30 pm - 18th February 2021

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will prevent you from becoming extremely ill with the virus, while outbreaks of measles, mumps and the flu can be prevented with mass vaccination. Read more

Understanding the Pacific contribution to the economy

posted: 8:00 pm - 14th February 2021

As part of the Pacific Economy Research Project team, Dr Seini Taufa’s role is to ensure the voices of Pacific people are echoed in the report, and research learnings. Read more