Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

Our vision is Successful Pacific peoples. Our mission is to effect positive change for Pacific peoples.

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    Leo Pasifika

    Leo Pasifika has now gone digital so check it out on our website.

    Also available for the first time is the digital version of Leo Pasifika! Click on the link in my signature and have a look. This version allows you to send specific articles via any form of social media you choose. The icon is on our home page permanently so check it out.

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    Pacific Language weeks 2014

    Celebrating Pacific languages is an important part of keeping language alive and thriving.
    Lock these dates in your diary

    Samoa Language Week                      25 - 31 May
    Cook Islands Language Week              4 - 10 August
    Tonga Language Week                        1 - 7 September
    Tuvalu Language Week                        29 Sept - 5 October
    Fiji Language Week                             6 - 12 October
    Niue Language Week                          13 - 19 October
    Tokelau Language Week                      26 Oct - 1 November

     

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    Pacific Languages Compendium

    We now have a Pacific Languages Compendium, a web-based directory of New Zealand government resources that are written or delivered in a Pacific language.

    It sits alongside the Pacific Languages Framework, which provides the context for a suite of Community Action Plans which have been developed by communities taking ownership of their heritage languages.

    Click here for more information.

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    2013 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards announced

    Seven outstanding young Pacific people have been honoured at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards held in Parliament says Ministry Chief Executive Pauline Winter.

    “Now in their fourth year, the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards continue to highlight the outstanding talent that lies within our Pacific youth community,” says Ms Winter.

    Check out the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards website or click here for more information.

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    Pacific Achievers

    How do you get young Pacific students to want more from life? You get them to look into their own backyard for inspiration and see what's special about the people in their own community. That's the aim behind the Pacific Achievers project. With the help of a production company, we sent 76 students from 19 schools out into their school community with a camera to film someone who inspired them. The project led to stories about future doctors, teachers, writers, scientists and other interesting role models. To view these videos and competition information click here.

Potential Front Cover PMYA

Leo Pasifika

Leo Pasifika has now gone digital so check it out on our website.

Also available for the first time is the digital version of Leo Pasifika! Click on the link in my signature and have a look. This version allows you to send specific articles via any form of social media you choose. The icon is on our home page permanently so check it out.

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Namaste, Malo ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri, Fakatalofa atu and Welcome...

Pasifika on Boards

Pasifika on Boards

The Ministry has a Nominations Service with a database of skilled Pacific people available for appointment to boards. Read more about Pasifika on Boards

Info for Pacific peoples

Info for Pacific peoples

Information on a range of issues and government services in New Zealand, including diplomatic representatives, funding, housing, government services, money and scholarships. Read more about Info for Pacific peoples

News & media

News & media

Find out what's happening at the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs. Read our latest news & media releases. Read more about News & media

Info for Government agencies

Info for Government agencies

We are Government's premier advisor on policies and interventions to promote the social, economic and cultural development of Pacific people in New Zealand. Read more about Info for Government agencies

Careers - work for us

Careers - work for us

Our work calls for people who can get stuck in and produce results – an opportunity to gain experience in a unique Ministry passionate about Pacific peoples’ success. Read more about Careers - work for us

Contact us

Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Level 2, ASB Building, 101-103 The Terrace
WELLINGTON 6011
P O BOX 833, WELLINGTON 6140
Telephone: 04 473 4493
Fax: 04 473 4301
Email: contact@mpia.govt.nz

Scholarships and Grants Funding

We now have a one-stop-shop on our website for finding scholarships and grants specific to Pacific people. It simplifies the searching process and it’s free! Check it out under Funding on our homepage or link here and see how you might be able to get a scholarship or grant.