Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

MP for Maungakiekie

In the National-led Government, Maungakiekie MP Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is Minister of Local Government, Minister for Ethnic Communities, Minister for Pacific Peoples, and Associate Minister of Health.

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Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has launched Tuvalu Language Week which starts today. “The Tuvaluan community in New Zealand is thriving. Although small in number they are active and resourceful, with churches, playgroups and radio shows dedicated to preserving the rich culture,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says. 
Following a successful pilot, Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has today launched Pacific Employment Support Services (PESS) at an event in Manukau. PESS will help young pacific people in Auckland find sustainable employment, education or training opportunities. 
Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed Chinese Language week, which starts today. “China is one of New Zealand’s largest trading partners.  Our trade relationship with China has nearly tripled over the past decade to $23 million in the June 2016 year,” Mr Lotu-Iiga says.
The Bill standardising the packaging of tobacco products has passed its third reading in Parliament today. Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga guided the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill through its final reading with a vote of 108 in favour to 13 against.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga say a new report shows more Pacific children are getting the B4 School Checks and referrals they need.
Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says there are just 7 days left to help shape the new Health of Older People (HOP) Strategy.