Entries by Janet Akai

Sacked Pukapukan Workers back to work

Written by Florence Syme-Buchanan The reinstatement of six Pukapuka government workers will come as a huge relief for them and their families, says Public Service Commission shadow minister William Heather. Pictured: Public Service Commission shadow Minister Hon. William Heather “I’m really pleased that after bringing the unfair sacking of these workers to public attention at […]

Catching up with Maria Tanner

Written by Tauraki Rongo “After four years and a bit I came to realise that my career and what I wanted to do could not progress any further in Rarotonga”. These were the words of Maria Tanner when she was asked why she moved back to New Zealand. Maria Tanner is one of many New […]

NOW CLOSED! Expressions of Interest – CIDANZ Board of Trustees

Kia orana tatou katoatoa i te aroa maata o te Atua. When it comes to making a difference in either your life or those around you, the way forward is never easy. Regardless of this, we pursue our goals with passion because not doing so would be a disservice to ourselves and those around us. […]

Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic for Pacific Nations

Written by Tauraki Rongo Pacific Islands nations immediately felt the effect of the pandemic  through all mediums in particular the loss of business with the absence of tourists. Tourism accounts for eighty percent of Pacific nations economy. Over the years Islands nations have moved in to embrace the growth and economic opportunities on offer from […]

Tanu Kuru ei Maani Varaoa mata

Written by Tauraki Rongo   I teia tuatau, te tapapa mai nei tetai au tangata tanu i te ipukarea no tetai 2000 uri kuru i Viti e tiaki uara i te pairere kia tano mei Viti ki Aotearoa nei e ki te Ipukarea. E manako oki teia tei tukuna iatu e tetai tangata kite pakari […]

Uri Mataiapo e tona Manakonako’anga

Te akakite nei ra oki a Uri Mataiapo Danny Mataroa e, kua riro katoa te maki Covid-19 i te akaoki poitirere atu i tetai maata’anga tangata ki runga i ta ratou au ngai tangu’anga. E apinga pumaana teia tei tupu atu i te tapu poitirere’anga te iti tangata i ta ratou au raveraveanga i matau […]