Ministry for Pacific Peoples

By Belinda Hirst | Posted: Friday March 27, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) priority is to keep Pacific communities in New Zealand safe, aware, educated and informed.

With support from our friends at SunPix (Tagata Pasifika), Director of Bright Sunday Stella Muller and others, we have been able to produce important key COVID-19 messages for our Pacific peoples in their Pacific languages.
Pacific clinicians will be sharing the Government’s key messages with the Pacific communities, in nine Pacific languages – Samoan, Tongan, Cook Islands Maori, Fijian, Niuean, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Rotuman. 

A one-hour special will be aired on Tagata Pasifika’s segment on Saturday at 9am and on Sunday at 7.35am, Tagata Pasifika will share messages from our community leaders. 

We hope to inform as many people in the community as possible, so we are asking you to reach out to all your family members, community groups, friends and group chats to ensure our Pacific community groups are watching the programming on all three days. 

It is important our Pacific communities are updated with COVID-19, especially our elders in the community who are not on social media and we are proud to be able to present this information in nine of our Pacific languages.
Spread the word – virtually – and let's Unite Against Covid-19 together.

Fa’afetai tele lava,

Laulu Mac Leauanae
Chief Executive, Ministry for Pacific Peoples