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Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to you all

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.


Applications for the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships are open

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples recognise the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and continue to provide initiatives such as the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships to encourage tertiary students of Pacific Island descent to pursue, maintain and successfully complete their studies in STEM. 

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Leading from the heart to serve Pacific communities

15th December 2019: Since 2017, Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae has endeavoured to ensure the voice of the Pacific community in Aotearoa New Zealand is heard and realised. He has been reappointed as CE at MPP for the next five years. Read more

Tongan artist challenges social fabric of society

15th December 2019: Budding Tongan artist Hulita Koloi says her practice always functions within the parameters of the four Tongan pillars - Faka’apa’apa (respect), Anga fakatokilalo (humility), Tauhi vaha’a (kinship) and Mamahi’i me’a (loyalty). Read more

Stay safe this holiday season

15th December 2019: People travelling to the Pacific from New Zealand are encouraged to be prepared for situations they may face overseas this holiday season.   Read more

Tupu Aotearoa creates ripple effect of positive change

08th December 2019: New Tupu Aotearoa service provider Kings Force Health Charitable Trust hopes to activate a ripple effect of positive change for Pacific people in the Hawke’s Bay through its involvement with the employment support programme. Read more

STEM professions should reflect New Zealand's diversity

08th December 2019: With a love of both animals and science, Anna Siohane-Royle’s choice to take up Veterinary Science and Healthcare was a no-brainer. Read more