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.

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What's Happening?

Be Fearless, says Parris Goebel

19th July 2018: Choreographer, dancer, director and Pacific businesswoman Parris Goebel, who accepted the inaugural Pacific Business Trust (PBT) Legacy Award at the 2018 National PBT Awards in June, urges upcoming Pacific entrepreneurs to be fearless. Read more

Sharing Pasifika knowledge a winning formula

19th July 2018: A great deal of commitment, belief and lots of support has seen Kokiti Limited take out the Pacific Business Trust (PBT) Pacific Impact category at the National PBT Business Awards in Auckland. Read more

Successful future based on love

19th July 2018: A large crowd turned out to listen to Chair of the Health Research Council Pacific Committee speak at the Amanaki STEM Academy Parents’ Talanoa. Dr Palatasa Havea led the first of a series of community conversations on July 17 at Palmerston North City Library, about education development in a New Zealand Pasifika context. Read more

Inaugural SBN Business Awards will celebrate Samoan success

18th July 2018: It has been a long time coming, but Samoan entrepreneurial success and the contribution the Samoan business community makes to the New Zealand economy will be recognised and celebrated at the Samoa Business Network (SBN) Business Awards. Read more

Whānau Ora Review invites you to get involved

13th July 2018: Whānau Ora wants to hear the public’s experiences, understandings and insights of the initiative, which devolves the delivery of Whānau Ora services to community-based commissioning agencies. Read more

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