Conclusion

This project has shown that the effects of globalization
provide vital impetus for a strong regional institutional design in the Pacific
region. Because of its unique geographical position, the island society is
threatened by rising sea levels caused by global warming, as well as the risk
of being overseen in the global trade. By borrowing from concepts of the EU
model, this project has shown how the New Zealand Government can provide
tangible and forward looking policy models to the benefit of the whole region
as well as a way to strengthen its own influence and position in the region. By
leading the way, the New Zealand Government can build strong regime ties
throughout the region, which will provide greater support when it comes to the
support of the Kiwi Government into the international community as a whole. The
Pacific region holds endless possibilities.

The Pacific population are only now starting to realise the potential that lies ahead. With the possibilities of seabed mining, the population could be on its way to a prosperous future. An awareness of a growing interconnectedness and identity is also starting to take
shape. By giving the 2011 Rugby World Cup such a Pacific flavour, John Key
showed that New Zealand can lead the way as a uniting factor in the region. The
presidency of the next years PIF will function as a great window of opportunity
for the New Zealand Government to advance in this role. By being inspired by some
of the key concepts that contributed to the success of the EU and tailoring it
to a Pacific context, New Zealand could perhaps once and for all remove the old
wounds of post-colonialism which until now has hampered the region. This
requires the implementation of a common legal framework as well as an strong
effort to diffuse knowledge and skill throughout the region. By supporting this
diffusion of capabilities while also making sure that  goal oriented growth policies are placed on top the forums political agenda, every citizen in the region could one day be
equipped with equal possibilities. A united regional response revolving around
the flourishing of the Pacific people becomes possible. Only when putting
indefatigable political effort and diligence into solving the challenges of the
region will the Pacific one day perhaps be able to enjoy the full fruits of its
enormous potential. If we can envision it, it can be done.

Mā te rongo, ka mōhio; Mā te mōhio, ka mārama;

Māte mārama, ka mātau; Mā te mātau,ka ora.

(Through resonance comes cognisance; through cognisance comes understanding; through understanding comes knowledge; through knowledge comes life and well-being)