Pacific Data Sovereignty

The Pacific Data Sovereignty Network (PDSN) was established on the 29th of November 2019 during an inaugural Seminar held in Manukau, Auckland. 


This group aims to establish a unified voice and collective guardianship and advocacy of data and information about Pacific peoples living in New Zealand. Essentially, nothing is about Pacific peoples without Pacific peoples. 


The PDSN is led by a Committee consisting of twelve independent representatives from across the Pacific network and ex-officio members representing government agencies such as the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Statistics New Zealand.  

Moana Research serves the PDSN as the secretariat. 


Read more about the Pacific Data Sovereignty Consultation and Network Meeting held in February 2021.


PDS Committee
In the news

Radio interview with Brian from Pacific Days (531PI)

March 2, 2021

Chief Executive Jacinta Fa’alili-Fidow talks with Brian from Pacific Days about the Pacific Data Sovereignty Meeting held on Friday 26 February 2021 at Manukau Institute of Technology.


Pasifika on Census 2023: ‘Should we even bother?’ (RNZ)

August 4, 2020

Pasifika researchers are dismayed at the government’s choice of a relatively cheap way of running the next census in 2023.