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 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.
17th January 2021: May Seager is a familiar face in the Northland Pacific community after leading Fale Pasifika Te Tai Tokerau in Whangarei for over half a decade. While joining the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) was not at all on her radar, May has taken up the role as Tupu Aotearoa Manager for Northland. Read more
17th January 2021: Made up of six driven and enthusiastic young Pacific people from across New Zealand, Kau Tulī claims a seat at the table to help influence and shape decisions made for Pacific Aotearoa. Read more
10th January 2021: Born into a family of educators, Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Languages Unit Manager (Engagement and Operations) Nafanuatele Lafitaga Mafaufau has always had a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge, as well as the desire to keep extending her own learning. This drive has led to her creating a comic series O le aiga Samoa, which aims to show a successful, modern family in New Zealand, who also live by and uphold the values and traditions of fa’asamoa (the Samoan way). Read more