What the 2018 Budget meant for Pacific peoples was the key message from the Hon Aupito William Sio, Minister for Pacific Peoples, at the Wellington Pacific Leaders’ Forum held on Wednesday 20 June at the offices of Oranga Tamariki.

This was the second time the Minister has been invited to speak at the Forum.  In addition to discussing the Budget, Minister Sio also spoke about the work the Ministry for Pacific Peoples is currently focusing on, especially the Pacific Vision Summit planned for November 218.  Partnerships and  encouraging Pasifika to...

The forum will not be holding a meeting in May.  The next meeting will be June 20th 6pm-8:30pm, venue Oranga Tamariki, Level 1,  56 The Terrace Wellington. The agenda will be out first week of June.

The WPLF executive recently met where the following decisions were agreed upon. That the forum would :

  • Complete a submission on the Wgtn City Council long term plan

  •  Explore enabling a Pasifika community group to deliver a Financial Literacy Workshop for Pasifika in Wellington

  • Support the case for the 783AM radio frequency being...

WPLF meeting hosted by Ministry for Pacific Peoples on Wed 18th April. Guest speakers provided the forum with valuable insights into their respective organisations which serve Pasifika communities.

Ministry for Pacific Peoples CEO Laulu Mac Leauanae (pictured top right) gave an opening address to the forum which included the four key priorities for MPP of Vision Leadership; Culture Heritage & Language ; Wealth & Income; Systems Leadership.

Wellington City Council Pacific Advisory Group Chair Samson Samasoni (bottom left) spoke to the cou...

New Zealand’s Māori and Pasifika community will have a stronger presence in the country’s public media if the Labour Party succeeds in forming a new coalition government later this month.

In a move to strengthen New Zealand’s national identity, the opposition Labour Party has revealed its plans for Radio New Zealand (RNZ) and New Zealand on Air (NZOA) if it wins the election on September 23.

The party said its public broadcasting and media policy, released this week, reflected Labour’s value of cultural diversity, with its public digital media serv...

And so another election looms. September 23 it’s on? Yes, 23rd September it’s on but you have to remind yourself of the date because who cares?

Not I. Because the result is already known. Either National or Labour wins.The Greens, New Zealand First, Maori Party, ACT, are in the mix to help prop one or the other of those two main parties.

For us Pacific Islanders, now called Pasifika, election results do not change one, two or anything. Because decade after decade after decade of either National or Labour governments, Pasifika remain where...

Pasifika Network/Genesis 1 couldn't be more excited that the talented Nanai Jeremiah Tauamati has reached the $10,000 funding target for post-production work on his short film "Liliu".

Written and directed by Nanai Jeremiah Tauamiti, the film is produced by the incomparable Ngaire Fuata.

Pasifika Network/Genesis 1 was deeply honoured to have contributed a modest amount to this huge ambition - it is vitally important that Pacific visual storytelling is given every opportunity to flourish.  

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