Pacific Pay Gap Webinar (19th July 2022, 12–1pm)

Launch of the first report produced by the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry; ‘Empirical analysis of Pacific, Māori and ethnic pay gaps in New Zealand’


This webinar will explore the factors that contribute to and explain the Pacific, Māori and ethnic pay gaps in Aotearoa New Zealand. The report emphasises that addressing discrimination and unconscious bias is key to closing the Pacific Pay Gap.

Come join in on the discussions with our amazing line up of panelists:

  • Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo – Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
  • Professor Gail Pacheco – Director, NZ Work Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology
  • Dr Sereana Naepi – Pacific academic and advocate, University of Auckland
  • Rob Campbell – Professional Director; Chancellor, Auckland University of Technology

The EEO Commissioner will host the webinar alongside the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry Project Manager, Lisa Meto Fox. There will be an opportunity for Q & A at the end of the panel. 


We’d love for you to join us! You can register here.

Past Events

Panel Discussion: Pacific Pay Gap for Pacific workers

Our amazing panelists below spoke about the human rights implications of the Pacific Pay Gap and the need to close this gap.


Our panellists include:

  • Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo – EEO Commissioner
  • Magele Maria Uluilelata – NZ Council of Trade Unions
  • Gadiel Asiata – E tū National Executive and Komiti Pasefika member
  • Lisa Meto Fox – Project Manager, Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry

Panel Discussion: Pacific Pay Gap for Employers  (24th Nov 2021)

What can employers do? Monitoring ethnic pay gaps, good workplace diversity and inclusion practices, challenges faced in closing ethnic pay gaps and the impact of Covid are discussed.


Our panellists include: 

  • Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo – EEO Commissioner
  • Dr Amanda-Lanuola Dunlop – Chief Executive, Vaka Tautua
  • Brett O’Riley – Chief Executive, Employers and Manufacturers Association
  • Lisa Tai – Director and Pås Peau Lead, Deloitte New Zealand