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.

Tuvalu Language Week Events Calendar

Tuvalu Language Week / Tuvalu faka’na ki te Atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa is being held from September 30 – October 6,  2018

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True calling to work with Pacific people

13th September 2018: Accepting the General Manager Policy, Research and Evaluation role at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) feels like Aiono Matthew Aileone has answered his true calling. Read more

Enrolments open for HATCH

13th September 2018:

Hatch is a safe space where young Pacific entrepreneurs transform their futures through enterprise. Run by the Pacific Business Trust (PBT), it embodies the new direction the Trust has embarked upon for the last two years. Read more


13th September 2018: Created by women for women, I AM ME is a Wellington-based event where New Zealand wahine can share their experiences for a better future. Read more

Reforming New Zealand’s public sector

13th September 2018: The law that formed the public service New Zealand has today was created three decades ago. It is time to update the state sector and public finance laws to make sure our public service has the leadership, agility and adaptability it needs to best serve the people of Aotearoa, and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is helping make this happen. Read more

Pacific communities tackling violence through faith

11th September 2018: An inaugural two-day fono has tackled some tough topics of conversation among Pacific people in New Zealand, while looking at solutions to help the community. Read more

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