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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.

Pacific Language Weeks

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. The 2019 Pacific Language week dates have been announced and we have Samoa Language week coming up on the 26 May - 1 June...

Samoa Language Week 2022

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Influencing future generations to have an impact

16th June 2019: Asena Tolungamaka, a 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award (PMPYA) recipient says she applied for the prestigious awards because she believed in the impact she could make. Read more

Oscar Kightley awarded prestigious Pacific Writer’s Residency

16th June 2019: The multi-talented Oscar Vai To'elau Kightley has been awarded this year’s Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawai’i. Read more

Social enterprise – where profits and social impact go hand in hand

16th June 2019: On June 18, a wide-range of innovators, thinkers and policy makers will come together for the inaugural New Dawn: Pacific Social Enterprise Forum, in Auckland. Read more

PM’s Pacific Youth Award motivates past-recipient to inspire others

08th June 2019: Back in 2011, Joyce Toleafoa collected the Inspiration Award at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards (PMPYA), and what the young woman has accomplished in the years since, has been nothing short of inspirational. Read more

Pacific Mission provides valuable insight to Melanesia

08th June 2019: New Zealand’s development cooperation is significant in Melanesia. In both Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, New Zealand’s investments are targeted at building state capability, enhancing economic opportunities, and improving human development. Read more

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