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 Languages Innovation Fund is aimed at supporting community initiatives to increase the awareness of Pacific languages. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples engagements with communities throughout Aotearoa confirmed the importance of Pacific languages and cultures to an individual's sense of belonging and identity.
Our Pacific languages matter. They tell the story of who we are.
23rd February 2020: Of Samoan, Maori and Niuean heritage, Finlay Samasoni-Tukuitonga has always felt a strong connection to his Pacific culture. Read more