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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Pasifika woman to lead Auckland Museum Trust Board

23rd April 2018: For the first time, a woman of Pacific descent has been elected as Chairperson of the Auckland Museum Trust Board. Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum recently announced the appointment of Orchid Atimalala (pictured) to the role of Trust Board Chairperson, succeeding outgoing Chair of 10 years, Dr William Randall. Read more

It's a numbers thing

19th April 2018: Hazel Umaga has ambitions of helping Pasifika in areas they have traditionally struggled with, to ensure they reach their true potential in life. This year’s recipient of the BNZ Commercial and Corporate Award supported by Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, is in her final year of a Business degree at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Read more

Kiwa Nuanua points to opportunities in tech

19th April 2018: Led by Pacific Business Trust (PBT) Kiwa Nuanua is aimed at Pacific Islanders living New Zealand, who are interested in discovering how the technology industry can benefit them. Read more

Chance to talk about education in NZ

19th April 2018: New Zealanders have the opportunity to have their say on the future of education in our country with the Education Conversation - Kōrero Mātauranga, recently launched by Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern. Read more

Kupe to help raise awareness around prostate cancer

19th April 2018: Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and finding it early can save lives. In attempts to combat the cancer, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has developed a new web-based tool – Kupe – specifically for Māori and Pacific men and their families/whanau. Read more

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