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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.


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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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Policy to support, empower and strengthen Pacific Aotearoa

18th October 2020: First-hand experience and insight can often cause a career change, which was indeed the case for Jon Siakimotu, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Policy Manager – Projects. Read more

Niue Language Week lays foundations for future generations

18th October 2020: Now in its ninth year, the 2020 Niue Language Week is focused on laying the foundations to give rise to Vagahau Niue for future generations. Read more

Developing the next crop of cultural leaders

18th October 2020: Pukepuke 'o Tonga (POT) is on a mission to empower youth in the Tongan community and build the next generation of confident leaders who will uphold the Tongan culture, language and heritage in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Read more

Future beckons for Engineering student

18th October 2020: A bright future beckons for final year Civil and Environmental Engineering student Jalesi Nakarawa. Jalesi, a recipient of a Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Toloa Tertiary Scholarship, has signed a graduate role with AECOM, a leading engineering consultancy, and he is set to start the role in February 2021. Read more

New title recognises scope of service to Pacific Aotearoa

11th October 2020: In recognition of the scope of his stewardship role and service to Pacific Aotearoa over and above his responsibilities of managing MPP, Public Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has given Laulu Mac Leauanae the title of Secretary for Pacific Peoples, in addition to his existing Chief Executive title. Read more