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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Insightful Hawaiian internship

17th February 2019: A week-long internship at the New Zealand Consulate-General in Honolulu, Hawai'i has been a trip of a lifetime for 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award winner Asena Tolungamaka. Read more

Proud Cook Islander’s passion to serve

15th February 2019: A love for her culture, church and sport has been the driving force behind Vaine Arai Areora’s desire to serve her community for many decades in Aotearoa. Read more

Kia Kōrero - Let’s talk advance care planning

14th February 2019: Mother and daughter, Pusi and Sima Urale are part of a national campaign to encourage aiga and whānau to talk about future health planning and their health care needs at the end of life. Read more

A collective voice for Pacific women in Aotearoa

07th February 2019: For four decades, PACIFCA Incorporated has provided an avenue for Pacific women in Aotearoa to be a collective voice, to champion good causes, and to effect real change at the grass roots level and beyond. Read more

Reverend strives to serve, not to be served

07th February 2019: “I came to serve but not to be served.” These are the Lord Jesus’ teachings Reverend Tauinaola Tofilau has strived to uphold whole-heartedly throughout a life dedicated to serving God and the Pacific community. Read more

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