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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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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 the world. We are confident in our endeavours, we are thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa.
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Stepping up to serve Pacific Aotearoa

20th September 2020: Resilience, strength, and the ability to adapt easily to change are just some of the traits Teara Leaupepe Timoteo brings to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Communications, Media, and Marketing team. Read more

Stuck on culture

20th September 2020: Sticker Up has created achievement stickers with a difference. The sticker sheets incorporate the English, Maori, Samoan, Tongan, and Niuean cultures, and feature a cultural design and symbol that signifies each culture. Read more

Bridging the STEM gap

20th September 2020: Engineering student Kiriana Andrews hopes to use her skills to help advance the capabilities and resilience of countries across the Pacific. Read more

Toloa Tertiary Scholarships aims to increase Pacific participation in STEM

14th September 2020: Applications for the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships in support of Pacific students pursuing STEM-related studies in 2021, are now open. Read more

The importance of language

14th September 2020: Nelly Cowan has always been intensely aware of the importance language plays in one’s life from a young age. Read more