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.

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 been announced and we have Niue Language week which runs from Sunday 13 October – Saturday 19 October 2019.

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Artist reclaims and reframes Pacific narrative

20th October 2019: While Pacific Performing and Creative Artist Leki Jackson-Bourke uses culture cautiously in his art, he believes it is a risk worth taking. Read more

No half measures for PMPYA recipient

20th October 2019: With the goal of becoming a Chartered Process Engineer in mind, Sela Maka never does things by half measure. Read more

Book celebrates Pacific success at Otago University

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

Tupu Aotearoa is changing young Pacific peoples’ lives

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

Pacific languages ground us

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

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