Our vision is more Successful Pacific Peoples. 

We want to make sure the journey of a Pacific child born today in New Zealand is a happy and successful one. We're working with partner agencies across the public sector to make sure every child thrives.

We have also launched a refreshed Pacific Vision after a year-long talanoa (engagement) process with over 2,500 Pacific peoples about their concerns, hopes and aspirations for the future. 

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. 

Find out more at www.pacificaotearoa.org.nz 

About Us

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the Crown’s principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples.

We are here to ensure the success of our Pacific young people flowing through the pipeline from early childhood education (ECE), to schooling, tertiary education and finally the workforce, entrepreneurship and their own families.

Pacific Language Weeks

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. Part of this work is the Ministry’s support for Pacific Language Weeks, which have grown significantly since Samoan Language Week was first celebrated in 2007. 

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What's Happening?

Appreciating Pacific perspectives

14th December 2018: A significant milestone has been reached by Wellington City Council (WCC), and its Pacific Advisory Group, with Council adopting Kapasa as its Pacific policy analysis tool. Read more

Adapting to the melting pot of the Pacific

14th December 2018: When Pacific peoples move across oceans to new lands and new cultures, they face new challenges as they adapt to their new environment. Peni Seru- Ben has experienced this first-hand after moving from Fiji to New Zealand as a young man over a decade ago. Read more

Designing Pacific identity

12th December 2018: When West Auckland's Sisi Tasi was young, she liked to mix and match her clothing, and dress like supermodel and singer Grace Jones. Little did she know this would lead her into the world of fashion. Read more

Tupu Tai helps realise intern’s dream career

12th December 2018: While many dream of spending the summer in the sun, Darren Young is seizing the opportunity to gain practical experience in the policy world, interning with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) as part of the Tupu Tai initiative. Read more

Pacific engagement key to unlocking history

07th December 2018: Pacific community engagement has been the key to unlocking the mysteries and history behind some of the collections Auckland War Memorial Museum cares for from around the region. Read more

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