Noa'ia, Mauri, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to you all

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.

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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 the world. We are confident in our endeavours, we are thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa.

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Delving deeper into the Pacific economy

28th February 2021: Born in Tokoroa and hailing from Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Researcher John Natua says being part of the Pacific Economy Research Project has been invaluable, leading to new cultural knowledge and lifelong friendships. Read more

Incorporating Pacific values to create change

28th February 2021: When you do the same thing over and over, you can expect the same results. Seeing the need for change and incorporating Pacific values into its work, the Avondale Police team is adapting the way it operates, all while simultaneously creating positive impact on the community. Read more

Critical step to new housing deal for Pacific communities

28th February 2021: The Pacific Housing Initiative aims to lay the foundations and provide skills required for Pacific peoples in New Zealand to gain improved housing conditions and home ownership. Read more

Research project hits close to home

21st February 2021: The Pacific Economy Research Project is more than just a work assignment for Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Research and Evaluation (R&E) Principal Analyst Kathleen (Ata) Seataoai Forrest. Read more

Encouraging diversity on New Zealand boards

21st February 2021: Diversity on New Zealand boards is paramount, and the Pacific community have much to offer. As part of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) vision to see Pacific people thrive in New Zealand, it is encouraging the many natural leaders within the Pacific communities, to put their hand up for governance roles. Read more