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2018 Pacific Peoples Awards

We are honoured to announce that Le Va are supporting the 2018 Pacific Peoples Awards, to be held in November 2018 in Auckland. The Pacific Peoples Awards – now in their 4th year – celebrate the tremendous success of highly regarded Pasifika individuals, recognising their amazing talents and the advocacy they carry out to make a difference within our Pasifika communities in New Zealand.

The Awards recognise outstanding Pacific New Zealanders in five categories – Pacific Community Leadership, Pacific Education, Pacific Enterprise, Pacific Emerging Leadership Award and Pacific Health and Wellbeing.  This year, an additional category – Pacific Service Excellence – has been added to recognise organisations that make important contributions to Pasifika communities in their work.

Last year’s winners included Pasifika champions like Phylesha Brown-Acton, Dave Letele, and Allan Va’a, just to name a few.

Le Va is proud to support the Pacific Emerging Leadership Award for the first time. Last year, the Award was won by 2016 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award recipient Josiah Tualamali’i, and Niuean music artist Tommy Ikitogia (aka Tommy Nee).

Public voting for the 2018 Pacific Peoples Awards opened in July, and has now closed. Winners will be announced at Eden Park on Friday 9 November, 2018.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a ticket – the whole show is streamed live in two places – the Tagata Pasifika Facebook page and TP+. Special coverage of the awards will also be shown on the Tagata Pasifika television programme on Saturday 3 December, 2018 at 9am on TV1, so that all New Zealanders can witness the importance of celebrating our Pacific people and those who work towards empowering others in order to see our Pacific communities prosper.

Le Va are proud to be working with Awards organiser SunPix to support the Awards. Sunpix is a media content production company in Auckland which produces TVNZ’s flagship Tagata Pasifika television programme and engages Pacific communities in New Zealand through high quality, authentic and relevant story telling.

Abba Fidow
About the author •
Abba Fidow is Le Va’s Senior Manager, Quality tasked with ensuring quality planning and delivery of projects, programmes and engagements. He also has 15 years of experience working in policy and strategy roles across central and local government.