Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

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

  • Out and about


     

    Two students, Pareinano Boaza (Business student AUT) and Channene Teokotai-Barretta (Epsom Girls' High School) were able to 'shadow' Pauline (CEO) in Auckland as part of the 'Shadow a Leader' programme where students get to spend a day with a CEO to learn and be inspired but Pauline says she was truly inspired by them. More photos here!

    Photo: Pareinano Boaza, Geoff Perry - AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean (Faculty of Business and Law), Channene Teokotai-Baretta and Pauline Winter

  • Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs consult with staff on structure

    The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs (MPIA) is consulting with staff over proposed changes to its current organisational structure.

    "Our vision is Successful Pacific Peoples. How we achieve this is to better connect with our Pacific communities," says Chief Executive Pauline Winter. 

    For the full Media Release check it out.

     

  • Niue Language week celebration

    Pacific Language weeks 2014

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

    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

     

  • Careers

    We have some new exciting roles at the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs. Please check out our Careers page for more information - click below!

    Successful Pacific Peoples.

  • Manurewa High slider

    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.

Out and about


 

Two students, Pareinano Boaza (Business student AUT) and Channene Teokotai-Barretta (Epsom Girls' High School) were able to 'shadow' Pauline (CEO) in Auckland as part of the 'Shadow a Leader' programme where students get to spend a day with a CEO to learn and be inspired but Pauline says she was truly inspired by them. More photos here!

Photo: Pareinano Boaza, Geoff Perry - AUT Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean (Faculty of Business and Law), Channene Teokotai-Baretta and Pauline Winter

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.