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.

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. 

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. 

Find out more at www.pacificaotearoa.org.nz 

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. 

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What's Happening?

Pacific Media Network reaches milestone

19th January 2019: Reaching more of the growing Pacific diaspora in Aotearoa is behind a name change of a popular radio station in Auckland. Pacific Media Network’s (PMN) 531pi is now called PMN 531, and will be broadcast nationwide following a launch last week. Read more

Passion for providing a voice for Pacific

19th January 2019: Mabel Muller became a Journalist by “default” however on reflection, she believes it was her destined path all along. The 23-year-old Tongan is the new Producer for PMN 531’s Breakfast Show and a welcome addition to the radio station's breakfast crew. Read more

Uplifting Pacific is paramount for Niuean Doctor

19th January 2019: Dr Arbutus (Arby) Mitikulena says his life dedicated to serving the Pacific community has been inspired by his father and the desire to empower and uplift Pacific peoples. Read more

Hands-up for positive change in the Pacific

19th January 2019: Are you looking to make positive impact in the Pacific? Operating for over 55-years, VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad -Te Tūao Tāwāhi is a way you can achieve this. Read more

Working to level the playing field for Pacific

11th January 2019: Initially there was surprise, some embarrassment and a sense of not being worthy enough. However, once Mele Wendt digested the news she was on the New Year’s Honours list and would receive a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance, the Pacific community and women, she says she felt humbled and honoured.

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