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Wellington Pasifika Business Network Newsletter

Dear *|FNAME|*,

In this week’s newsletter, we draw your attention to:

  • AGM - 17 November 2022
  • Luau – 17 November 2022
  • ACC Pasifika Survey
  • P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. Inc Wellbeing Survey
  • 2022 Pacific Business Awards Finalists Announced
  • Fair Pay Agreements Bill
  • Recommendations from Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry.

Monuina e aho


Members are invited to join our AGM and end of year Luau to celebrate the success of Pasifika businesses, meet the Board, and welcome our new Executive Officer Frieda Crawford.

  1. AGM from 5pm to 5.30pm (members only please).
  2. Luau - evening function from 6pm (members and guests).

To confirm your attendance, complete the registration form on the Eventbrite website by 5pm Friday 4th November 2022.

Register Your Attendance: AGM, 5 - 5.30pm
Register Your Attendance: Luau, 6pm

Please note:

  1. Luau function – $50 (+ GST) through Eventbrite.
  2. AGM is separate from the Luau. 

Date: 17 November 2022
Location: Wharewaka Function Centre,
2 Taranaki Street, Wellington.


In an effort to better serve Aotearoa’s diverse Pasifika communities, ACC is developing a Pasifika Strategy.

The strategy will focus on improving engagement, increasing the uptake of ACC services, service responsiveness, and enhancing relationships with Pasifika people and communities.

As part of this development, ACC has created a survey seeking insights and feedback from our Pasifika communities.  We encourage you to please participate in the survey by clicking on the red button.

Participate in the ACC Pasifika Survey


P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. Incorporated is a national non-government organisation (NGO) for Pacific women living in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The organisation has been granted ECOSOC status by the United Nations enabling it to have a speaking voice at the United Nations Economic and Social Council.  P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. Inc has been empowering Pasifika women since 1976.

P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. Inc has launched its first online survey to capture Pasifika women and girls’ voices on identity, language, strengths, and future aspirations.  We encourage all Pasifika women to please participate in the survey by clicking on the red button.

The survey is live until 21 November 2022.

Participate in the Wellbeing Survey


The Pacific Business Trust has announced 39 finalists in the Pacific Business Awards.

From sole traders to large organisations with up to 390 staff, the finalists of the Pacific Business Awards in 2022 are a testimony to the calibre of successful Pacific businesspeople operating in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

The Pacific Business Awards finalists represent a wide range of industries: from healthcare, technology, insurance, environmental, professional services, fashion, interior design, landscaping, construction, funeral, hospitality and publishing.

For more information on the Awards, please click on the red button.

Pacific Business Awards Finalists


The objective of the Fair Pay Agreements Bill is to improve labour market outcomes in New Zealand by enabling employers and employees to collectively bargain industry-wide or occupation-wide minimum employment terms. 

Employers should all be aware that the Fair Pay Agreements Bill was passed by Parliament on Wednesday, 26 October. It will take effect on 1 December. Here is an update by the the Wellington Chamber of Commerce on what it all means.
Need to Know: Fair Pay Agreements


Frieda Crawford – Executive Officer (middle) with Amy Dove and Lisa Tai, Partners from Deloitte

Frieda with Natalia Fareti – Board Member

As part of its Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry, the Human Rights Commission instigated a ground-breaking piece of work, surveying employers about the monitoring of ethnic pay gaps, good workplace diversity and inclusion practices and any ideas they may have about how to close the gap. 

Earlier this month, the Human Rights Commission handed to Government its findings and recommendations. Entitled “Voices of Pacific people: eliminating pay gaps”, the report sheds light on the lived experiences of Pacific workers while also exploring what government, employers and unions need to do to urgently address pay inequity. To review the recommendations outlined in the report, please click on the red button.
Review the recommendations


Please feel free to call or email me to discuss your business needs at any time.

Fa’afetai tele lava / Ngā mihi nui.

Frieda Crawford – Executive Officer
Wellington Pasifika Business Network
P 04 460 1878 | M 021 870 206

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