Welcome

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.

About Us

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.


Pacific Language Weeks

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. Part of this work is the Ministry’s support for Pacific Language Weeks, which have grown significantly since Samoan Language Week was first celebrated in 2007. 

The dates for the 2018 Pacific Language Weeks have been announced.

The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from Sunday 29 July – Saturday 4 August 2018.  

You are invited to the Cook Islands Language Week LAUNCH on Saturday, July 29, in Christchurch. 

Visit HERE for the calendar of events happening around New Zealand.

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Diversity Dinner for men and women in blue

10th August 2018: New Zealand’s men and women in blue met with Wellington’s Pacific communities at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua for the recent Diversity Dinner. Read more

Reading warrior promotes literacy among Pasifika

10th August 2018: Fortunate to have been brought up with books and reading, Kiwi writer and teacher David Riley realises many young New Zealanders have not had the same learning opportunities for various reasons. Read more

Kapasa is a tool waiting to be used

03rd August 2018: Kapasa, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) tool for policy managers, advisers and analysts within government agencies, is a bit of a hidden gem. Read more

Return in investment for MPP Southern Regional Manager

03rd August 2018: Diane Fenika’s recent acknowledgement by New Zealand’s Governor General for her service for the Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation (PYLAT) Council is the return in the investment of time and creating the safe space for Pacific voices to be nurtured and heard. Read more

Teaching is a selfless duty for Te Tumu lecturer

01st August 2018: Increasing demand for Pacific languages to be taught at the University of Otago has seen Dr Telesia Vikatolia Puafisi Kalavite (pictured) join the team at Te Tumu – School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies. Read more

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