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

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 Aotearoa Lalanga Fou 


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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Future of Pacific languages buoyed by funding

11th April 2021: The reopening of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ (MPP) Languages Funding in 2021 will ensure there is a future for Pacific languages. Read more

Untapped business potential

11th April 2021: An upcoming Kau Tulī event will aim to unlock young Pacific peoples’ potential and passion for business. Read more

Be wary of illegal pyramid schemes

11th April 2021: The Commerce Commission is advising people to be wary of alleged illegal pyramid schemes currently operating in South Auckland. Read more

Pacific and female, leading the way in governance

04th April 2021: Caren Rangi (ONZM) has been appointed as the new Chair the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa - Creative New Zealand’s governing body - for a three-year term. Read more

STEM success sees growth in Toloa programme

04th April 2021: An increasing number of Pacific people are embracing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities, paving a pathway to educational success. Read more