Category: Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

2016 Budget: Government’s low housing priority blasted by Labour MPs Su’a and Salesa

The lack of government action coupled with the plight of Pacific peoples due to affordable housing is cause for Su’a calling out Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu I’iga for his lack of interest and action on behalf of the Pacific community at the Cabinet level.

Remembering Rob Neru: An unexpected journey

Rob, to his friends, was a young 46 year-old successful businessman who had just celebrated 12-months as boss for the crown entity, Pacific Business Trust (PBT). Some of Rob’s acquaintances wondered out loud, ‘why did a successful businessman decide to take up a salaried position in the public sector?’. That question is answered as the reader reads through this article.

Peseta Lotu Iiga and Su'a Sio at Mangere

Is the government and Labour working together to better Pasifika quality of life?

Ms Parata and Peseta’s announcements together are complementary to Labour’s ‘Future of Works’ paper, where the bottom line states: if Pacific Islanders are to be winners in the changing nature of work “Education, re-training and entrepreneurship must be key priorities.”

TOLOA SCHOLARS: Four Pasifika students awarded $100k in scholarships

The achievement by the two Tokelau students based in Wellington has been well received by the Tokelauan community, with special acknowledgement of their core subjects relevancy to the challenges the small atoll nation faces in terms of vulnerability, climate change and cultural sustainability.

Pacific islanders recognised in 2016 New Year Honours

Pacific people have much to contribute to New Zealand society and beyond, and this year’s honours recipients have helped bring our unique cultures into focus through their work. Peseta Sam Lotu-I’iga.

Pacific education centre funding confirmed-Is Peseta I’iga an innocent victim?

Funding issues relating to the Pacific’s oldest community education provider seems to have caught Pacific People’s Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga unfairly in its cross fire. The so-called plight of the 41 year-old Pacific Education...

CLIMATE REFUGEE: Kiribati and Tuvalu community petition NZ govt for Ioane Teitioata

Tomorrow afternoon, Mr Ioane Teitioata will be deported to Kiribati unless Associate Immigration Minister, Craig Foss uses his executive power to intervene. Mr Teitioata’s fight to stay in New Zealand is well documented where...