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 Tonga Language Week coming up on the Sunday 1 September – Saturday 7 September 2019.

TLW 2020


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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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Diamond shines in Miss Universe NZ pageant

15th September 2019: It was by pure accident Diamond Langi ended up in the beauty pageant scene.
However, hard work, talent and dedication has seen her shine on the stage, to become the first Tongan to be crowned Miss Universe New Zealand. Read more

Measles update

08th September 2019: Measles is circulating in New Zealand, particularly in the South Auckland region. In Auckland alone, 881 cases have been reported to date, and of these cases a large proportion were affecting Pacific people. Read more

GirlBoss leads by example

08th September 2019: Alexia Hilbertidou is the Pacific Business Trust Business and Entrepreneurship category winner from the 2019 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards. Read more

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