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.
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.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. Part of this work is the Ministry’s support for Pacific Language Weeks, which have grown significantly since Samoan Language Week was first celebrated in 2007.
The dates for the 2018 Pacific Language Weeks have been announced.
The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from Sunday 29 July – Saturday 4 August 2018.
You are invited to the Cook Islands Language Week LAUNCH on Saturday, July 29, in Christchurch.
Visit HERE for the calendar of events happening around New Zealand.
16th August 2018: Every three years, about 140 young New Zealanders experience Parliament as Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery members. By being part of the Ministry of Youth Development’s Youth Parliament programme, young people from around Aotearoa New Zealand have the opportunity to be heard, and for Youth MPs to actively work on topics and issues they are passionate about. Read more