Our vision is more Successful Pacific Peoples. 

We want to make sure the journey of a Pacific child born today in New Zealand is a happy and successful one. We're working with partner agencies across the public sector to make sure every child thrives.

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The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the Crown’s principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples.

We are here to ensure the success of our Pacific young people flowing through the pipeline from early childhood education (ECE), to schooling, tertiary education and finally the workforce, entrepreneurship and their own families.

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Pacific Island Memorial Competition underway

24th March 2018: Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon. Carmel Sepuloni has announced a competition to design the Pacific Island Memorial in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington has opened.   Read more

Healthy living by example

23rd March 2018: When Toloa Scholarship recipient Finau Taungapeau’s father passed away of a heart attack, it spurred her on to not only take accountability for her own health, but also to ensure the wellbeing of her family and community. Read more

Our differences are no barrier

23rd March 2018: The child of a Niuean father and a blonde-blue-eyed Kiwi mother, career diplomat Raylene Liufalani sometimes felt a little out of place growing up in small-town New Zealand. Read more

From shy to successfully employed

23rd March 2018: Sione Talia has gone from being extremely shy and replying to questions with one-word answers, to being an effective communicator and successfully employed, all thanks to the Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS). Read more

Pacific Education Foundation seeks board members

21st March 2018: The Pacific Education Foundation (PEF) is seeking applications for five board members. Read more

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