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.

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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.

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Push for Pasifika in corporate leadership

23rd February 2018: Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has a proud history of supporting diversity initiatives and has recently turned its attention to providing opportunities for, and to encourage, Pasifika in the corporate sector. This year the BNZ will sponsor the BNZ - Commercial and Corporate Award (supported by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, MPP) at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards (PMPYA) on March 28. Read more

The belief to achieve

23rd February 2018: After leaving school, Hemi Cullen wanted a job, but struggled on how to go about finding employment. The Mangere-based 21-year-old had not worked for many years and he did not know how to go out and find a job, he says. Read more

Entrepreneurial flair

22nd February 2018: Some people think outside of the box, and Whangarei’s Grace Ligairi is one of them. Read more

Continued effort needed against corruption

22nd February 2018: New Zealand has been rated the least corrupt country for the third year in a row but Open Government Minister Clare Curran warns there’s still more work to be done. Read more

Taita College ex-head boy excited with fees free opportunity

19th February 2018: Eighteen year-old Kaisa Fa’atui is not afraid of the limelight – in fact he is very comfortable in it. Kaisa has enrolled in first year drama at Toi Whakaari (New Zealand Drama School). Read more

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