To achieve PCF’s mission of promoting cooperation for sustainable economic development in the Pacific, PCF delivers targeted initiatives. PCF is primarily funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to enable the effective delivery of these projects.
The PCF Media Programme focuses on improving the level and quality of media exposure in the Pacific, with particular interest on economic development, arts and culture. Selected students will be immersed in the newsroom for two weeks where they will meet reporters and come away with a better understanding of regional issues.
PCF working in partnership with MFAT offer high achieving undergraduate Pacific and Timor Leste Scholars, there is the opportunity to be part of the Summer Internship Programme. After a vigorous selection process, scholars are matched with relevant organisations in NZ and in some scholars’ home countries to complete a 10-week internship during the summer break. This gives scholars invaluable professional work experience at reputable organisations, an opportunity to develop professional networks, and to improve their readiness to enter employment on return to their home country.
On an annual basis, the NZ Pacific Heads of Mission return to NZ. As part of their Auckland programme, PCF hosts a networking breakfast for the Business Councils and private sector businesses. It is a great opportunity to hear first hand from the Heads of Missions about the economic and geopolitical climate in their respective Pacific Island country.
PCF, in collaboration with the MFAT Auckland Office, Pacific Trade and Invest (PT&I) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), host quarterly meetings for the Chairs of the respective Business Councils and Pacific Business Trust (PBT). It is a great forum to understand the private sector issues in the Pacific, a ‘collective voice’ of the private sector to MFAT and to drive synergies among the Business Councils.
Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Limited’s (PCBL) Pasifika TV is a wholly owned subsidiary of PCF.
Pasifika TV supports Pacific free-to-air broadcasters by delivering New Zealand originated content via satellite for rebroadcast to their local audiences respectively. It also provides technical training and equipment to help build media capacity within the Pacific, as well as, supports the production of local content. www.pasifikatv.co.nz