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.

We have also launched a refreshed Pacific Vision after a year-long talanoa (engagement) process with over 2,500 Pacific peoples about their concerns, hopes and aspirations for the future. 

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. 

Find out more at www.pacificaotearoa.org.nz 

About Us

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.

Pacific Language Weeks

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. 

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Working to level the playing field for Pacific

11th January 2019: Initially there was surprise, some embarrassment and a sense of not being worthy enough. However, once Mele Wendt digested the news she was on the New Year’s Honours list and would receive a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance, the Pacific community and women, she says she felt humbled and honoured.

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The island-inspired Colour Closet

11th January 2019: Born and raised on the volcanic island of Rotuma, designer and artist Ravai Titifanue learnt early on being creative meant utilising the resources available plus lots of imagination.

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Helping our Pacific neighbours in need

11th January 2019: Within moments, winds from a tropical cyclone can devastate communities and destroy homes, sweeping away everything you hold dear. With resources to share, New Zealanders are keen to offer assistance where they can to our Pacific neighbours. Read more

Ministries work together to achieve better outcomes for Pacific

04th January 2019: With shared goals in mind, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have signed an agreement to work together to deliver better outcomes for Pacific peoples within New Zealand and in the Pacific region. Read more

New Regional Manager set to build strong and resilient Pacific communities in the North

04th January 2019: Having led from the front in a range of sectors dedicated to supporting and enabling Pacific peoples to grow and thrive, accepting the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Northern Regional Manager role presents a great opportunity for Toleafoa Ray Tuala to continue to positively affect Pacific communities. Read more

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