The finalists for the 2021 New Zealander of the Year awards have been announced, with three finalists of Pasifika descent making the Young New Zealander of the Year and Local Hero of the Year categories. Nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year is Samoan climate change activist Brianna Fruean. Fruean shared the news on […]
Kalapu Kava, or Kava Clubs, have traditionally been the domain of Pacific Island men. But a new club in Auckland is the latest of a growing trend of all-female kalapu.Known as Longomapu, or Silent Whistle, the kalapu is all about empowering women through conversation and kava. Alice Lolohea reports.
Today the Government has taken a key step to support Pacific people to becoming Community Housing providers, says the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio. “This will be great news for Pacific communities with the decision to provide Pacific Financial Capability Grant funding and a tender process to build capability in the community. “This […]
Hosted by the Ministry of Pacific Peoples (MPP), last week community and church leaders from the Northland Pasifika community gathered via Zoom to learn more about the key immunisation programmes and the Covid-19 vaccine roll out. A panel of Pasifika health experts and clinicians were on hand to field questions about Measles, Mumps and Rubella […]
It's been a decade since the Earthquake that devastated Christchurch killing 185 people and causing severe damage to parts of the city; many Pacific people lost their jobs, homes and churches. Reporter Anauli Karima Fai'ai travelled to the Garden City to see how they're coping 10 years on.
The Salvation Army State of the Nation 2021 report released today shows Covid-19 has only made existing inequities for Māori and Pasifika worse. John Pulu spoke with Salvation Army Social Policy Analyst Ana Ika about the report - and the need to remain hopeful. "We have to be hopeful, John. Hope is the difference between those who fall down and stay down and those who fall down and still try to get back up."
Tevita Funaki, CEO of The Fono – an organisation providing medical and social services to Pacific communities in Auckland and Northland, has a clear message to those needing food and welfare support during the unexpected Alert Level 3 lockdown. “We are ready to respond,” he says. The Fono and other community organisations across Auckland including […]
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has put together Covid-19 Pacific language video updates available in Cook Islands Maori , Fijian, Kiribati, Niuean, Rotuman, Samoan, Tongan, Tokelau and Tuvalu. The Government has put in place Alert Level changes to contain the latest community outbreak of Covid-19. Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 and the rest […]
Facebook is partnering with Save the Children to deliver an online safety campaign in the Pacific Islands. John Pulu chats with Michel Mulipola, who is supporting this campaign to empower teens and young people so they have a safe and positive experience online.