Connecting with the community is really important, whether that is face to face or online. In this page, we’ll show you what we have been up to and let you know what’s coming up for the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry.

Upcoming Events

  • KAVA X Talanoa – Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo will be leading the talanoa.
    Head over now to @kava__x who have some spots available if you want to join the talanoa and share your experience and feedback on how we can close the #PacificPayGap in construction.

    👉🏾 It’s free to attend
    👉🏾 Kava is free for the talanoa
    👉🏾 Monday 06 December
    👉🏾 6.30pm to 8pm
    👉🏾 @fourshellskava
    👉🏾 Dm @kava__x to register
    👉🏾 Informal confidential talanoa

    Join the talanoa and let’s join the narrative one talanoa at a time ✊🏾 Monday 6th December 2021 6.30 – 8.30pm at Four Shells Kava (click here for address)

Past Events

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

Pacific Pay Gap for Employers  (24th November 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