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 Tuvalu Language Week coming up on the Sunday 29 September – Saturday 5 October 2019.

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Pacific identity means everything to PMPYA recipient

22nd September 2019: There are many things Louisa Vaeluaga is passionate about – but most of all, it is her Pacific identity, culture, traditions and values. Read more

Saving the planet is a conscious effort

22nd September 2019: Social media connects people in the most wonderful ways, and when four Christchurch-based wahine became connected because of their shared values and perspectives in life, something great occurred. The Conscious Club was born. Read more

Future of the Pacific in focus

22nd September 2019: The influences shaping the Pacific future will be under the spotlight at the upcoming New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Pacific Futures conference, in Auckland. Read more

New beginnings ahead for artist

15th September 2019: Manuha'apai (Manu) Vaeatangitau says being this year’s recipient of the Arts and Creativity category at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards means many things. Read more

Mama Pam’s life of public service recognised

15th September 2019: Pasimaca Osment or Mama Pam as she was widely known, has been awarded a Lifetime Award posthumously at the 2019 Spirit of Service Awards at Wellington’s Te Papa.

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