Our demographic region is the Nelson and Tasman regions, stretching from Murchison in the south, through to Golden Bay in the west and through to the edge of Marlborough in the East.
At the 2013 census the total Pasifika population in our region was 1278 people, or 1.37% of the total population. This compares to 275,000 Pasifika total in New Zealand. The majority of those Pasifika, 70%, live in Auckland, with just 7% living in the South Island.
We are a small but tight Pasifika community. Significantly we are one of the fastest growing populations in the Nelson Tasman regions with over 50% of our community aged under 25 years.