Pacific people have been in Aotearoa / New Zealand for generations and have made many meaningful contributions to their new home: contributions in the spheres of sport, education, the arts, business, politics, and indeed in all areas of society. This research arises out of a concern over the lack of Pacific representation on governance boards. It is at the board tables in community, business and government contexts, that decisions are made; decisions that affect Pacific people and communities.

If Pacific communities are to be truly at home in Aotearoa / New Zealand, then they must have a seat at these governance tables. The Pacific voice is vital, not only in terms of having a say in things that affect them directly, but also in adding value to wider societal issues with the uniquely Pacific perspectives that they bring.


Creator | Kaihanga
LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership
Keywords | Kupu
Governance; Pacific Peoples; Pacific Communities; Governance Practices; Cultural Competence
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
This Research has
been written outside an academic institution
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership. (2022). O Le Ala I Le Pule O Le Tautua: Pacific Peoples Participation in Governance in Aotearoa New Zealand. Published November 2022.

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