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.
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.
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.
19th July 2018: A large crowd turned out to listen to Chair of the Health Research Council Pacific Committee speak at the Amanaki STEM Academy Parents’ Talanoa. Dr Palatasa Havea led the first of a series of community conversations on July 17 at Palmerston North City Library, about education development in a New Zealand Pasifika context. Read more
18th July 2018: It has been a long time coming, but Samoan entrepreneurial success and the contribution the Samoan business community makes to the New Zealand economy will be recognised and celebrated at the Samoa Business Network (SBN) Business Awards. Read more