Our vision is more Successful Pacific Peoples. 

We want to make sure the journey of a Pacific child born today in New Zealand is a happy and successful one. We're working with partner agencies across the public sector to make sure every child thrives.

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The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the Crown’s principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples.

We are here to ensure the success of our Pacific young people flowing through the pipeline from early childhood education (ECE), to schooling, tertiary education and finally the workforce, entrepreneurship and their own families.

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Dates set for Pacific language weeks

23rd February 2017: Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro says Pacific language weeks give all New Zealanders the chance to celebrate our diversity. Read more

Minister expresses condolences to Tongan Royal Family

22nd February 2017: Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro has expressed his condolences to the Tongan Royal Family today following the passing of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho. Read more

A head for business

19th December 2016: Lueni Jasmine Havea is a 17 year old from Palmerston North who has become her school's first Tongan Head Girl. She is also passionate about business, and hopes one day to head to Harvard University to study.   Read more

STEM scholarships for Pacific students

07th December 2016: Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is encouraging Pacific students to apply for Toloa Scholarships and to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at tertiary level. Read more

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