Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Pacific leaders partner for Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit


Hon Aupito William Sio
Minister for Pacific Peoples

9 November 2018
MEDIA STATEMENT
Key Pacific leaders partner for Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit

“Key Pacific organisations who are leading community change and Pacific innovation have all come on-board for the Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit to be held on November 13,” says Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples have been working in partnership with the Pacific Business Trust, Pasifika Futures, Pasifika Education Centre and Pacific Media Network to capture a collective vision to fully realize the potential of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.

“These organisations are community pillars to our Pacific communities and have a vital role to play in ensuring we achieve general well-being for Pacific peoples throughout New Zealand.

“The four organisations are charged to become agents of change and thought leaders in their respective fields. They share our vision to fully realise the potential of Pacific people in Aotearoa.

“Our Summit is about empowering Pacific communities to drive innovative change in our priority areas of Pacific languages, cultures and identities, economic development and income, health and wellbeing, and youth.

“Our key partners will lead Summit workshops focussed on key priority areas identified through a four month community engagement Talanoa process the Ministry for Pacific Peoples undertook, and will facilitate discussions on how community and government can better work together for the benefit of the wider community.

“We’ve had strong interest in the Summit, with more than 350 Pacific community leaders expected to attend.

“The Summit is a significant milestone in our journey as Pacific Aotearoa and I look forward to launching the refreshed Pacific Vision to reflect where we have come from and our hopes and aspirations for the future,” says Aupito William Sio.

The Summit programme and further information on the work can be found at www.pacificaotearoa.org.nz, where the event will also be live-streamed.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Whether We Should Be Betting Quite So Heavily On Astra Zeneca’s Covid Vaccine

According to this week’s Speech from the Throne, maintaining public safety during the pandemic will remain the government’s top priority. Next year will (hopefully) bring the rolling out of a free vaccination against Covid-19 to New Zealander. Currently, there are three possible vaccine contenders but the effectiveness of the vaccine will be only one of the factors determining which vaccine will pre-dominate. On the basis of the cost per dose, and the ease of manufacture, storage and distribution, the Astra Zeneca/Oxford University vaccine will almost certainly be the prime choice for New Zealand, at least initially... More>>

 

New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels