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.

Kiribati Language Week 2020 


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Pacific students prepare for business success

12th July 2020: A growing number of Pacific students around New Zealand are saying “yes” to being involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) and gaining entrepreneurial skills. Read more

Supporting stranded seasonal workers

12th July 2020: Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) and migrant seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand will be able to continue working and supporting themselves with more flexible hours and roles. Read more

Tupu Aotearoa continues to grow and deliver results

05th July 2020: Two new service providers, Quality Education Centre (QES) and Workwise Employment Ltd, have been welcomed into the Tupu Aotearoa fold to help deliver great results for Pacific people in New Zealand.  Read more

Assistance available to foreign nationals impacted by Covid-19

05th July 2020: From July 1, 2020, eligible people can apply for in-kind assistance to help them meet basic needs, such as food and accommodation, under the Government’s Assistance to Foreign Nationals Impacted by Covid-19 programme. Read more

Pacific nurses raise bar during Covid-19 pandemic

05th July 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic has brought out the best in Pacific nurses and helped them develop further knowledge of how to care for their community. Read more