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.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. The 2019 Pacific Language week dates have been announced and we have Niue Language week which runs from Sunday 13 October – Saturday 19 October 2019.
20th October 2019: A book celebrating Pacific success in health sciences at the University of Otago has been launched recently at Parliament, with University of Otago alumni and siblings Alvin, Adrienne and Allen Mitikulena, who all work as General Practitioners in Wellington, on-hand to help. Read more
13th October 2019: Pacific young people living in the Hawke’s Bay, Southland and Otago regions will have access to support services that have proved successful in helping young people find new earning and learning opportunities. Read more
13th October 2019: Language can be a source of strength for Pacific peoples; it can help ground people; and boost their confidence. Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio says when we speak them, our languages provide us with an immediate and intimate access to our identity and our story. Read more