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.
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.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. Part of this work is the Ministry’s support for Pacific Language Weeks, which have grown significantly since Samoan Language Week was first celebrated in 2007.
The dates for the 2018 Pacific Language Weeks have been announced.
Niuean Language Week is being held from October 14 until October 20. This year's theme is: Tama Niue: Leveki Ti Ofaofa e Vagahau Niue, translated as Niue Child: Nurture and Embrace Vagahau Niue.
11th October 2018: Applications have opened for the Toloa Contestable Community Fund to encourage Pacific youth into careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). Read more