Pacific leaders applauded in NZ’s New Year’s Honours list

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01/05/2021

NZ’s New Year’s Honours list has recognised the immense achievements of Pacific leaders after a challenging year. Thirteen Pacific leaders working across a diverse range of industries were honoured in this year’s list. It comes as the country was applauded for its diversity and representation among the newly elected Labour government. Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio said it was inspirational to see so many leaders working hard to improve the lives of Pacific people. “These recipients have all demonstrated leadership, dedication and tenacity with a heart for Pacific, and each has made a genuine difference that has impacted on the communities they have worked with,” he said. “It’s inspirational for me to see Pacific recipients get recognised for demonstrating such strong and compassionate leadership in key areas vital to Pacific development in Aotearoa.”

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