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. 

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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What's Happening?

Masterchef judge encourages next generation to dream big

16th November 2018: Allowing young people to follow their dreams is the greatest gift anyone can give according to Masterchef: The Professionals star Monica Galetti. Read more

Attendees leave Summit feeling optimistic

16th November 2018: Hope and positivity were key themes to emerge from the Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit at Auckland’s Eden Park. Read more

Summit signals fresh start for Pacific vision

15th November 2018: The Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit has signalled the start of something new, a fresh start filled with hope. It is just the start of the conversation around how Pacific peoples who call New Zealand home, can live prosperous, healthy and vibrant lives. Read more

Toloa programme deadlines extended - applications close December 10, 2018

14th November 2018: The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has extended the application deadlines for the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships and the Toloa Community Fund until December 10, 2018. Read more

Report reveals contribution Pacific New Zealanders make to economy

14th November 2018: Finance Minister Hon. Grant Robertson and Pacific Peoples Minister Hon. Aupito William Sio have launched a report showing the significant contribution Pacific New Zealanders make to the economy. Read more

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