NZ: Counties Manukau Leads Vaccination Training Team to Samoa

A nine-member team of Counties Manukau nurses and support crew has arrived in Samoa this week on a 10-day capacity building mission to provide nursing training and clinical support. Leading the initiative is Counties Manukau Health’s Pacific Health Development Programme Manager, Leilani Jackson. This is part of New Zealand’s Samoa Health Partnership Programme (SHPP), a […]

Official Update: Christchurch Hospital Response to Mass Casualty

Canterbury District Health Board, the government funded health authority covering Christchurch, provides an update on patients who were shot and injured, following the terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques. David Meates, Canterbury DHB Chief Executive begins with opening statement. He is followed by the clinical lead for Christchurch Hospital mass casualty response yesterday: Greg Robertson, […]

Live from Parliament: NZ Prime Minister Announces Changes to Gun Laws and Border Controls

Now is the time for change, announced the NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern just minutes ago. Our gun laws will change. Firearms, border controls, aviation security will be strengthened along with enhanced information sharing with Australia. The safety of New Zealanders is our highest priority, says the Prime Minister. Christchurch residents are urged to stay […]

PM Asks: Don’t Share Video or Images by Alleged Gunman (from Christchurch Mosque Shooting)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ask people not to share the livestream and images from the alleged gunman in yesterday’s mass shooting at two of Christchurch mosques. At last night’s 7pm press conference, after addressing the nation, the Prime Minister had this to say in response to a question from a reporter: My message […]

Day After Christchurch Mass Shooting: At least 49 Dead, Akld Polyfest Cancelled

A time of mourning for Aotearoa New Zealand as the country comes to terms with what the Prime Minister referred to as one of New Zealand’s darkest days. Since the Prime Minister’s address to the nation at 7pm last night, the casualty numbers have risen. New Zealand Police announced 49 people have died with more […]

Mate Ma’a Tonga: For Family, God and Country

Tonight, a love for country, God, and unbridled family love for Mate Ma’a Tonga will come together at Mount Smart Stadium.  That’s what you’re seeing around Auckland with the flags and sea of red. A deep and abiding love for country, God and family, expressed through the support for Mate Ma’a Tonga. The intensity on […]

Expecting a Baby, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Prince Harry

Photo: Windsor Castle, 19th May 2018 – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day outside St George’s Chapel. It’s official. Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are pregnant! The official announcement from Kensington Palace: Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce […]

Living The Language: NZ Fijian Language Week

Hashtag #BulaBelongstoFiji New Zealand marks its sixth year holding the Fijian Language Week which runs from Sunday 7 October to Saturday 13 October. Living the language is the theme of this year’s language week.  The theme Noqu Vosa Me’u Bula Taka means My language, Learn it, Speak it, Live it and focuses on immersing yourself in the language. New […]

New Appointments to Pacific Education Foundation Board

From left to right, the new Board appointments are: George Gavet (Auckland), Dr Palatasa Havea (Palmerston North), Dr Litea Meo-Sewabu (Palmerston North), Aiono Matthew Aileone (Wellington) and Bradley Watson (Dunedin). New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio have announced five appointments to the Board of the […]

NZ Govt To Collect Ethnicity Data on State Sector Appointments

It may surprise many to know that ethnicity isn’t necessarily tracked for a good number of public facing activities in New Zealand, outside of the data collected in the Census. Government appointments to state sector boards and committees is one such example. The Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa has today announced that Cabinet has […]

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