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 just been announced...

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Pacific opportunity and achievement in focus

24th March 2019: In the first of a series of regional fono around Aotearoa Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon. Aupito William Sio has stressed that Pacific communities are the owners of Pacific wellbeing and culture, and need to lead the design and delivery of services for Pacific people. Read more

Coconut Wireless captures STEM interest

24th March 2019: Sourcing news and events to keep Coconut Wireless’ 440,000 followers and reach of two million people a week captivated is no easy task for Owner Mary Aue. Read more

Toloa Scholar designs his future

23rd March 2019: A Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Toloa Tertiary Scholarship will assist Masters of Architecture student Carl Leiataua with breaking barriers in the Pacific community and his profession. Read more

Pacific Music Awards reach milestone

22nd March 2019: Fifteen years on since its inception, and the Pacific Music Awards has come into its own, celebrating the achievements of the pacific music community and industry. Read more

Proudly expressing cultural identity

18th March 2019: Nestled in the heart of South Auckland, Manukau Sports Bowl once again set the scene for the world’s largest Māori and Pacific Island festival - ASB Polyfest. Read more

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