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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 just been announced...

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Pacific language weeks celebrate national asset

20th February 2019: The 2019 Pacific Language Weeks will boost awareness of the value of New Zealand’s Pacific languages both within Pacific communities and beyond. Read more

Insightful Hawaiian internship

17th February 2019: A week-long internship at the New Zealand Consulate-General in Honolulu, Hawai'i has been a trip of a lifetime for 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award winner Asena Tolungamaka. Read more

Proud Cook Islander’s passion to serve

15th February 2019: A love for her culture, church and sport has been the driving force behind Vaine Arai Areora’s desire to serve her community for many decades in Aotearoa. Read more

Kia Kōrero - Let’s talk advance care planning

14th February 2019: Mother and daughter, Pusi and Sima Urale are part of a national campaign to encourage aiga and whānau to talk about future health planning and their health care needs at the end of life. Read more

A collective voice for Pacific women in Aotearoa

07th February 2019: For four decades, PACIFCA Incorporated has provided an avenue for Pacific women in Aotearoa to be a collective voice, to champion good causes, and to effect real change at the grass roots level and beyond. Read more

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