Carmel Sepuloni becomes Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that he will appoint Carmel Sepuloni as Deputy Prime Minister – the first person from the Pacific to hold the position.

As a proud European from Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand, Ms. Sepuloni acknowledged the “importance” of the role to the Pacific community.

“It is a great honor and privilege to be offered this role,” she said during a media conference on Sunday.

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