Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to you all

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 Samoa Language week coming up on the 26 May - 1 June...

Samoa Language Week 2022

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Fono a chance to sow long-term seeds for the future

26th May 2019: Pacific voices in the Oamaru and Dunedin areas have been heard and validated at the Lalanga Fou – Tulī Takes Flight Fono at the two centres last week. Read more

Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards encourage self-betterment

25th May 2019: Being a recipient of a 2015 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award (PMPYA) has impacted Sione Faletau positively over the past four years. Read more

Pacific music and Monarch celebrated at awards

25th May 2019: The richness and vibrancy which are trademarks of Pacific music industry has been celebrated at the 15th Pacific Music Awards, at Auckland’s Vodafone Events Centre. Read more

Pacific-led solutions the goal

17th May 2019: Pacific-led initiatives, for Pacific is a theme emerging from a series of fono taking place around the country. On Thursday, the Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio and his Ministry ventured to the Deep South to engage with Pacific communities in Invercargill, at the Lalanga Fou Fono – Tulī Takes Flight. Read more

FestPac2020 a dream come true

17th May 2019: Attending the most densely packed change-making, creative and artistic environment on offer is a dream come true for 23-year-old Zechariah Soakai. Read more

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