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.

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The Languages Innovation Fund is aimed at supporting community initiatives to increase the awareness of Pacific languages. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples engagements with communities throughout Aotearoa confirmed the importance of Pacific languages and cultures to an individual's sense of belonging and identity.

Our Pacific languages matter. They tell the story of who we are.

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Championing more Pacific in STEM

01st March 2020: Greater Pacific participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers is at the heart of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Toloa Awards. Read more

Ground-breaking ECE learning

01st March 2020: Emotions were running high in Auckland’s Cook Islands community as the ground was broken at the Kirkbride Road site, which will boast oneCHILD Early Childhood Education (ECE) centre. Read more

Low health literacy a silent killer

01st March 2020: Low health literacy is not uncommon in New Zealand and it has been identified as the “silent killer” underlying many of the undiagnosed and unsuccessfully treated medical conditions. Read more

Rugby role models help boost language use

23rd February 2020: Children’s book author and Languages Innovation Fund recipient Ryan Gounder believes all young people need role models to look up to. Read more

Polyfest strengthens connection to cultural identity

23rd February 2020: Of Samoan, Maori and Niuean heritage, Finlay Samasoni-Tukuitonga has always felt a strong connection to his Pacific culture. Read more