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.
We have also launched a refreshed Pacific Vision after a year-long talanoa (engagement) process with over 2,500 Pacific peoples about their concerns, hopes and aspirations for the future.
We are confident in our endeavours, we are thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa.
Find out more at www.pacificaotearoa.org.nz
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.
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.
16th November 2018: Allowing young people to follow their dreams is the greatest gift anyone can give according to Masterchef: The Professionals star Monica Galetti. Read more
15th November 2018: The Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit has signalled the start of something new, a fresh start filled with hope. It is just the start of the conversation around how Pacific peoples who call New Zealand home, can live prosperous, healthy and vibrant lives. Read more
14th November 2018: The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has extended the application deadlines for the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships and the Toloa Community Fund until December 10, 2018. Read more
14th November 2018: Finance Minister Hon. Grant Robertson and Pacific Peoples Minister Hon. Aupito William Sio have launched a report showing the significant contribution Pacific New Zealanders make to the economy. Read more