Pacific Ministers

Questions raised over status of NZ's Pacific Peoples minister

Teena Brown Pulu is a lecturer in indigenous development at Auckland University of Technology and says the Pasifika constituency remained loyal to Labour through nine years in opposition.

She said Jacinda Ardern owed the Pasifika community an explanation as to why their minister, Aupito William Sio, now sits outside the executive when Jenny Salesa is inside cabinet with the Ethnic Communities portfolio.