Contract Administration in Tongan Language
04 Nov 2022

Contract Administration in Tongan Language


Great turnout for the Manurewa Local Board networking event

The Pacific Business Trust was delighted to host a networking event in collaboration with representatives from the Manurewa Local Board, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Auckland Council, and the Early Response Team from MSD. It was a fantastic opportunity to talanoa and network with other Pacific-owned businesses, sole traders, and self-employed contractors within the Manurewa Region on the support available for businesses and how to access it. We heard positive feedback from the Manurewa Local Board, Manurewa Business Association, and most importantly, the Pasifika businesses who turned up last night. It was excellent to see so many Pasifika businesses face to face, and we look forward to further supporting them in the future!

Introducing Fair and Square Building Services, award finalist

One of our finalists for the Langa Fonua Award for Pacific Excellence in Constructions and Trades is Wellington-based Fair and Square Building Services. The owner and operator, Galu Letiu, caught up with Aggie Tupou on Pacific Mornings 531pi where he shared his business journey, how he got into building and what he’s looking forward on the Award’s night.

Hosting our first Tongan Langauge Contract Administrations workshop next week on Tuesday 8 of November. Come along, this workshop shares up-to-the-minute knowledge and expertise on procurement and is designed for construction businesses in the Tongan language.

Developed in collaboration with our work with large suppliers, contractors and businesses who are seeking Pasifika businesses to fulfil contracts, this workshop shares the very latest knowledge and expertise on procurement. The workshop will take you through the stages of the construction process, for Administration of Subcontract. 1. Administration of Subcontract 2. Variation 3. Payments, Defects Liability, Liquidated Damages 4. Future work depends on your performance and more. At the end of the workshop there is also opportunity for networking over dinner which is provided. When: Tuesday, 8 November 20224:00 PM – 7:00 PM Where: PBT Office Level 2, 45 O'Rorke Road, Penrose Auck

Register Here Invite a friend of business partner(s) and make sure to book to secure your spot!

Matada Research – Improve Museum experiences for Pacific peoples

Museums play an essential role in our community by preserving our history, offering a unique perspective on the world around us, and providing a hands-on learning experience. However, despite their importance in the community, museums still need to improve how they engage with Pacific peoples.

The team at Matada Research would like to hear your thoughts and insights on how museums could improve their engagement with Pacific peoples in a quick 5-minute survey. Please click here and enter yourself into the draw for one of two $250 prizes!

EOI – Participants for Recreational boating and paddle craft research

Whether you have a kayak, personal watercraft, waka, or power boat or are just interested in recreational boating, AK Thomson needs your help to gather the information that will help inform educational resources so that people are safer on our waters.

To participate in this research, click here to find out more and register your interest.

For more information, contact Senior Pasifika Research Akerei Maresala-Thomson at

Register Your Interest

Have a great weekend.

The PBT Team Ph 0800 287 7526


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