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.
Tuvalu Language Week / Tuvalu faka’na ki te Atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa is being held from September 30 – October 6, 2018.
13th September 2018: The law that formed the public service New Zealand has today was created three decades ago. It is time to update the state sector and public finance laws to make sure our public service has the leadership, agility and adaptability it needs to best serve the people of Aotearoa, and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is helping make this happen. Read more
11th September 2018: An inaugural two-day fono has tackled some tough topics of conversation among Pacific people in New Zealand, while looking at solutions to help the community. Read more