Noa'ia, Mauri, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa, 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.

Cook Islands Language Week 2020 

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Cook Islands Language Week is going strong

02nd August 2020: The Cook Islands community around New Zealand is gearing up to celebrate the ninth edition of Te ‘Epetoma o Te Reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani - Cook Islands Language Week. Read more

Language encouraged at gathering place

02nd August 2020: For more than 50 years, Enuamanu Atiu-nui Maruarua Society has provided a gathering place for Cook Islanders to speak te reo Māori Kuki Airani and practise cultural traditions. Read more

Breezy empower Tokoroa youth

02nd August 2020: Hailing from the small Waikato community, Breezy has been created to encourage young people in Tokoroa to keep striving high. Read more

Join the MPP aiga

02nd August 2020: Now is your opportunity to join the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) - a dynamic and vibrant team, with a focus on achieving positive outcomes for Pacific communities in Aotearoa. Read more

Applications for Toloa Community and Kenese Funds open

26th July 2020: Studies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) opens the doors to many different career opportunities and options. Applications for the 2020 Toloa Community Fund and Toloa Kenese Fund open today.    Read more