Jenny Salesa will not only become New Zealand’s first Tongan-born, Tongan-speaking Cabinet Minister, her appointment also makes her the world’s first Tongan-born Cabinet Minister.
Category: General Election 2017
By Alan Ah Mu – For Pasifika, election results do not change one, two or anything. Decade after decade after decade of either National or Labour governments, Pasifika remain where we’ve always been: at the bottom of the economy. Us and Maori.
The people of Tokelau have returned an ‘experienced’ Government in those elected. However, the 21-member parliament have an immense task ahead of them. Institutional strengthening will be one of the key priorities over the next three years.