Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

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

  • Niue Language week celebration

    Pacific Language weeks 2015

    Celebrating Pacific languages is an important part of keeping language alive and thriving. The 2015 Language Week dates have been announced! The line-up begins with Samoa Language Week in May and ends with Tokelau Language Week in October.

        Samoa Language Week - 24-30 May 2015
        Cook Islands Language Week – 3-9 August 2015
        Tonga Language Week – 30 August – 5 September 2015
        Tuvalu Language Week – 27 September – 3 October 2015
        Fiji Language Week – 5-11 October 2015
        Niue Language Week 12-18 October 2015
        Tokelau Language Week 25-31 October 2015

     

  • Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards 2014

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 WINNERS!

    See the Awards website for details.

    A big thanks to all the fantastic entrants!

    http://www.pacificyouthawards.org.nz/

     

     

     

Niue Language week celebration

Pacific Language weeks 2015

Celebrating Pacific languages is an important part of keeping language alive and thriving. The 2015 Language Week dates have been announced! The line-up begins with Samoa Language Week in May and ends with Tokelau Language Week in October.

    Samoa Language Week - 24-30 May 2015
    Cook Islands Language Week – 3-9 August 2015
    Tonga Language Week – 30 August – 5 September 2015
    Tuvalu Language Week – 27 September – 3 October 2015
    Fiji Language Week – 5-11 October 2015
    Niue Language Week 12-18 October 2015
    Tokelau Language Week 25-31 October 2015

 

VANUATU: Tropical Cyclone Pam

 

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

The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs sends prayers and condolences to Ni Vanuatu.
 

We are working with other agencies, under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on communications, relief and action.

    

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR COMMUNITIES:

1. Advice and information on Cyclone Pam including how you can help

2. Regular consular updates including what to do if you have concerns about a New Zealand citizen family member in Vanuatu
3. Travel Advice for Vanuatu

4. Remember it is cyclone season - a good reminder of the cyclone season in the Pacific

PRESS RELEASES:

1. 15 March 2015 - Government announces an additional $1.5M towards fund relief
2. 15 March 2015 - Minister sends message of support
3. 14 March 2015 - NZ funds $1M

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.