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Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Iwi o te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa

The role of the Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel

The Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel offers advice based on their experiences living as people from Pacific cultures, to help us improve outcomes for this community.

They will:

  • identify the issues that are important to people from Pacific cultures
  • provide advice on our regional strategies, policies and plans
  • help us effectively engage with people from Pacific cultures.​

Members of the panel

  • Ralph Elika (chair)
  • Caroline Ligi Harris (deputy chair)
  • Afa'ese Manoa
  • Cedric Eddie Tuiavii
  • Helen Tau'au-Filisi
  • Jordan Kightley
  • Pat Masina
  • Sefita Hao'uli
  • Councillor Alf Filipaina (Liaison Councillor)
  • Councillor Cathy Casey (Chief Liaison Councillor)

Lead officer: Koro Dickinson
Deputy lead officer: Nathaniel Yalimaiwai

Meetings of the panel

The Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel holds three scheduled meetings and up to seven meetings with staff each year.

Scheduled meetings are open to the public.

For dates, agendas and minutes, see agendas and minutes.

Get in touch with the panel

To attend or present at a meeting of the Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel, or find more information, email