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New Zealand records first community transmission cases in over 100 days

Source: 1 News Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced there are four new cases of community transmission in New Zealand. All of the cases are in the same family. The first case to present was a person in their 50s from South Auckland. They had no history of overseas travel, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley […]

Ministry for Pacific Peoples opens Provider Languages Fund

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has announced the opening of the Provider Languages Fund, which offers grants of up to $50,000 to eligible Pacific language providers and groups who can deliver a range of Pacific language initiatives “to revitalise, grow and strengthen the value of Pacific languages, cultures and identities”. According to comparisons […]

Porirua’s Cook Islands hall in dire need of repair

In 1995 Te Akapuanga Kuki Airani opened in Porirua, and for over 25 years the community hall has been a place of belonging for Cook Islanders in the Wellington region.But now the hall is in dire need of repairs following a storm late last year. Johnson Raela with this story.

Political talanoa: Green co-leader Marama Davidson

We're now just six weeks away from the NZ general election, and parties will be stepping up their game as the official campaign period starts.We chat to the Greens' Marama Davidson about her party's policies and find out more about their Pasifika strategy and Poverty Action Plan.

Sir Michael Jones recalls Tuigamala handshake for Super Rugby’s Wellbeing Round

Rugby is encouraging communities across the country to connect this week with a cast of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa’s star players joining Sir La’auli Michael Jones in showing how something as simple as a handshake can support wellbeing and mental fitness. Players from the Highlanders, Crusaders, Hurricanes, Chiefs and Blues have shared some of their personalised handshakes to launch the third installment of […]

TP+ Election 2020: Euthanasia referendum

Join host Alistar Kata and our panel of guests every week as they discuss the upcoming election from the Pasifika perspective. This week we continue to talanoa about the referendums. Guests Soana Muimuiheata and Hannah Wynne discuss the for and against arguments of the End of Life Choice referendum for the Pacific community, and the impacts an assisted dying health system could have on Pasifika.

Quarantine overload forces Samoa repatriation pause

A repatriation flight from Auckland to Apia on Friday is expected to be the last for at least three weeks. Photo: 123RF The pause will prevent quarantine facilities from being overwhelmed. The Samoa Observer reported that initially there were going to be 15 quarantine sites in Samoa, grouping passengers into sets of 10. However, skyrocketing numbers […]

Cook Islands language teachers launch plan to boost te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani

Cook Islands Language Week 2020 was launched in Ōtara, Auckland over the weekend. The theme is Kia pūāvai tō tātou Reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani i Aotearoa, which means “That the Cook Islands Māori language may blossom throughout New Zealand”. MPs, community leaders and language teachers came together to celebrate Cook Islands culture and launch the Cook Islands Language Commission NZ.

Vanuatu’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, H.E Johnson Naviti, passes away

Vanuatu’s High Commissioner to New Zealand, H.E Johnson Naviti, passed away yesterday afternoon in Wellington, New Zealand. High Commissioner Naviti was a long-serving and respected senior civil servant in Vanuatu and the broader Pacific region. He served in the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat for 12 years, and worked as Director General of the Vanuatu Prime […]