Entries by Janet Akai

Open Invitation: Pasifika Fono, 5th March

An Open Invitation & Message from the Royal Commission of Inquiry:    “Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Taloha ni, Ni sa bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia ora, Warmest Pasifika greetings! We hope that 2020 has gotten off to a positive start for you and your team. We will be returning to Auckland […]

Northland Pasifika Fusion Festival 2020

The Northland Pasifika Fusion Festival is back again! For more information, click HERE. A group of local Pasifika people got together in late 2014 in Whangarei to plan an event where they could showcase the Pacific Island and Maori cultures through performing arts, crafts and food. The inaugural festival held on Sat, 21 March 2015 […]

Applications Open – Pacific Business Trust Awards 2020

Applications are now open for the Pacific Business Trust Awards 2020. For more information, click HERE to be held on Saturday 22 May 2020 at the Vodafone Event Center. Categories include: Pacific Business Enterprise: The Pacific Business Enterprise category recognises a business that demonstrates innovation, strategic thinking and a track record of sustainable growth. Pacific […]

Call for Applications: Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2020

Applications are now open for young leaders who are passionate about improving their communities, countries and the Pacific region! If you’re between the ages of 25 – 35, apply today to attend the Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Papua New Guinea from 21 – 24 April 2020. Apply by 3rd February HERE. The United States […]

Whanganui Cook Islands Community – CIDSAP NZ Review

In 2012, a small team from CIDANZ and the Takitumu Cultural Society travelled the length of New Zealand meeting with 9 regions to shape what became the Cook Islands Development Action Plan (CIDAP). The plan became the national framework that guided CIDANZ’s work and strategic direction. From these communities came 11 priorities and 59 actions. […]