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.

Tupu Aotearoa - helping Pacific young people find employment, complete further training or study

Our communities flourish when people have work or access to learning opportunities. Tupu Aotearoa supports Pacific young people to lead fulfilling and prosperous lives.

We want to ensure that Pacific young people have the right tools, education, training and employment opportunities to really succeed and thrive!

Tupu Aotearoa is currently being offered across the country!

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NZ Government to support Pacific communities fight COVID-19

07th April 2020: The Government is stepping up efforts to help protect New Zealand’s Pacific communities in the fight against COVID-19. A total of $17 million will be allocated to support a COVID-19 Pacific Response Package. Read more

Farewelling loved ones during the COVID-19 lockdown

05th April 2020: COVID-19 has impacted New Zealand’s Pacific community in its entirety. Being unable to gather to farewell loved ones at funerals and tangihanga is one aspect which is proving particularly challenging for Pacific communities. Read more

Online kalapu faikava

05th April 2020: Every weekend, Pakilau Manase Lua attends his village kalapu faikava in Onehunga. This is all changed of course, when New Zealand reached alert level four in its response to the COVID-19 situation and a four-week lockdown was enforced. Read more

South Island organisations rally to support those in need

05th April 2020: Organisations around New Zealand have sprung into action to support Pacific communities during this unprecedented COVID-19 lockdown. Read more

MSD response to COVID-19

29th March 2020: Minister for Social Development Hon Carmel Sepuloni has announced a $27 million dollar package, effective immediately, which will be used to support social sector services and community groups to ensure they can continue to provide essential support to communities during the lockdown. Read more