Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to you all

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 been announced and we have Cook Islands Language week coming up on the 4 August - 10 August …

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Taking ownership of your language

21st July 2019: For the past four years, CIDANZ Business Improvement Manager Janet Akai has led the facilitation of Cook Islands Language Week – ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani, working alongside the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP). She has been instrumental in planning this year’s Language Week which starts on August 4 and concludes August 10. Read more

Toloa Scholarship opens door to Asia-Pacific opportunity

21st July 2019: Receiving a Toloa Scholarship has opened up a world of opportunity for William Ti'iti'i Asiata, who recently was part of the New Zealand delegation to attend the 33rd Asia-Pacific Roundtable (33APR). Read more

Pacific Games a huge success

21st July 2019: For Geraldynn (Dynn) Malama Leaupepe, representing Samoa in women’s basketball at the 2019 Pacific Games was a proud moment not only for her, but her family, which is spread across the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Read more

Cook Islands language central to cultural identity

14th July 2019: The Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency Elizabeth Wright-Koteka is a firm believer that knowing the language of the country you claim heritage to, is central to your identity. Read more

Recognising the different needs for Pacific in regions

14th July 2019: Napier local Charles Faletutulu says the growing Pacific population in the Hawke’s Bay has very different needs to those who live in bigger cities such as Auckland and Wellington. Read more

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