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Pacific Values are our anchor, with each generation weaving the foundation for the next to stand on. Pacific communities are leading innovations within Aotearoa, the Pacific region and around the world.

We are confident in our endeavours, we are thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa. 

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples. We bring the Pacific voice, perspective and understanding into policy. We are the guardians and the caretakers of Pacific knowledge, culture and identity, and we support and take stewardship over our Pacific communities and peoples.

Pacific Language Weeks

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. The 2019 Pacific Language week dates have been announced and we have Cook Islands Language week coming up on the 4 August - 10 August …

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Hikoi to promote mental health awareness

25th August 2019: Next month, 41-year-old Corey Lum (pictured) will replicate Dame Whina Cooper’s infamous 1975 hikoi, walking and cycling from Te Hapua to Parliament in Wellington, stopping in over 25 locations and travelling over 1406km to promote awareness about mental health and wellbeing. Read more

Pacific perspective on queer indigeneity

25th August 2019: Whenever Artist and Curator Yuki Kihara came across reading material or artwork about Queer Indigeneity in the Pacific, it was always from a Western perspective. Yuki says she realised there was a need to put together a book to tell stories from a Pacific view. Read more

Considering context is important

25th August 2019: While issues Pacific peoples face around the country may be similar, context is really important. This is why Tauranga’s Namouta Poutasi says it is vital the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) continue its engagement and initiate discussions with communities around New Zealand. Read more

Forum tackles regional concerns

18th August 2019: The impact of global climate change on Pacific nations, and women’s representation in leadership are some of the issues raised by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern at the 50th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Tuvalu. Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio has also been in Funafuti for the foremost annual meeting of Pacific leaders from 18 nations, held from August 12-16. Read more

Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu appointed to Amnesty International Board

18th August 2019: Business Consultant Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu is a big believer in helping those in need, and his reach is expanding. The Samoan-born New Zealander has been elected as a Director to the Amnesty International Board. Read more

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