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.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples recognise the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and continue to provide initiatives such as the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships to encourage tertiary students of Pacific Island descent to pursue, maintain and successfully complete their studies in STEM.
The Toloa Community Fund encourages and supports organisations and community groups to promote and deliver STEM activities to young Pacific people, through engaging key Pacific influencer groups including parents, families and community leaders.
17th November 2019: Akarere Henry consistently challenges the status quo to create positive change for Pacific peoples in the South Waikato. Like the time she challenged the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio to visit Pacific people living in rural communities, and hear what trials they face, as well as their aspirations. Read more