Auckland Council Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel end of term report 2019
Author:Auckland Council Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel
Source:Auckland Council Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel
The Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel has focused its efforts on council priorities, major initiatives of the Auckland Plan, as well as systemic issues of importance to Pacific communities. The Panel has also continued to provide strategic advice, and support council events/activities for Pacific communities, including but not limited to Auckland’s annual Pasifika Festival.
The Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel provided strategic advice on the needs of Pacific communities and strengthening Pacific voices in the council’s initiatives and activities. Panel members were supported by Liaison Councillor Cr Alf Filipaina.
The current Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel members are:
- Leaupepe Ta’ala Ralph Elika (Chair)
- Caroline (Ligi) Harris (Deputy Chair)
- Sefita Hao’uli
- Jordan Kightley
- Afa’ese Manoa
- Fa’alavaau Helen Tau’au-Filisi
We would also like to acknowledge the significant contribution of the following Panel members who for various reasons resigned during the term but were still very active and committed to the PPAP objectives when they were part of the Panel:
- Tammy Kingi
- Taito Eddie Tuiavií
- Patrick Masina