News and Stories - February, 2021

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Delving deeper into the Pacific economy

posted: 9:00 pm - 28th February 2021

Born in Tokoroa and hailing from Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Researcher John Natua says being part of the Pacific Economy Research Project has been invaluable, leading to new cultural knowledge and lifelong friendships. Read more

Incorporating Pacific values to create change

posted: 8:00 pm - 28th February 2021

When you do the same thing over and over, you can expect the same results. Seeing the need for change and incorporating Pacific values into its work, the Avondale Police team is adapting the way it operates, all while simultaneously creating positive impact on the community. Read more

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