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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Vai reminds Director her own experiences matter

18th April 2019: Vai is a film on many peoples’ radars this year following its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February, the SXSW Festival in Texas in March, and more recently in New Zealand. Read more

Studying towards a more resilient Pacific

18th April 2019: Charles Ching aims to one day create a safer, more disaster resistant and resilient Pacific, and his Toloa Tertiary Scholarship is helping him to achieve this dream. Read more

Diversity in Engineering goal of expo

18th April 2019: With a recognised need for a more diverse pool of engineers in the industry, SPPEEx was established with the vision to build "a flourishing Māori and Pasifika Engineering Profession". Read more

Nelson's Pacific community is a priority for Trust

12th April 2019: The community-owned Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust’s (NTPCT) priorities are determined by the community it serves. Read more

Uplifting Pacific is priceless for Youth MP

12th April 2019: Throwing caution to the wind has worked in favour for Wellington's 16-year-old Charise Perez, who was selected to take part in Youth Parliament 2019. Read more

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