By Su’a William Sio,MP for Mangere and Labour Party’s Pacific Spokesperson. Budget 2016 fails to address the big issues that matter to our communities. The National Government reveals itself as an arrogant government who is...
Having been Instrumental in Achieving the Paris Agreement, the Commonwealth has to be Instrumental in Delivering It
Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC is 6th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations. She is the first woman SG, and took up the post on 1 April 2016. She is expected to give greater impetus to the agenda of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and ensure that the international community continues to address the vulnerabilities of Small Island States.
Open letter to Su’a: “I’m proud of a National Government supporting the aspirations of Pacific families and communities
Yesterday our Government announced a funding boost of $19 million which will allow an extra 940 students to attend Trades Academies from 2016. This means more opportunities for Pacific youth to achieve aspirations, become skilled, employable and have a brighter future Alfred Ngaro, National MP.
How many of our people have benefitted from the jobs Alfred Ngaro claims have been created? Are they among the 11.3 per cent of our people unemployed when the New Zealand average is 5.9 per cent? Are they surviving by cobbling together two or three casual jobs to make ends meet? asks Su’a William Sio.
I’m proud to be part of a Government lead by a strong and reliable Prime Minister who keeps his word and delivers practical policies which benefit families while strengthening the engine-room of the economy for a better future. Alfred Ngaro.
E Tū ki te Kei o te Waka: Standing at the stern allows us to foresee potential obstacles amidst the waters ahead and steer our waka accordingly.
MaPLA a voice and network for Maori and Pacific law students is growing out of Auckland University of Technology (AUT). It has the potential to grow nationally and merge in with judiciary networks in the Pacific region. MaPLA a seedling fed by Maori and Polynesian roots was planted to foster more than academic excellence amongst Maori and Pacific law students. It was also nurtured to use core Maori and Pacific values to create an environment where students feel accepted and comfortable to learn.
“This Act gives pacific realm countries more options than ever before. Most, I believe will return home to contribute valuable skills before applying for their pension, having worked hard throughout their lives.” Alfred Ngaro
Climate change and inequality are the Green Party’s two key campaign priorities in 2015 and we will be looking for other opportunities to work on them with Pasifika communities, as well as being back in 2016.
“…a cook sometimes wants to try a different flavor and thanks to a bottle of pepper, recovered from one of the plastic bags on the street, the meal had a chilli or hot taste to it.”
By Poto Williams Submissions to the Portability of NZ Super and War pensions to Cook Is, Niue and Tokelau have now closed and groups around the country have met to prepare submissions or support...
2015 Marks 50 years of the Cook Islands self governing in free association with New Zealand and to start the year long celebrations