Welcome

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.

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. 

The dates for the 2018 Pacific Language Weeks have been announced.

Niuean Language Week Events Calendar

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.  

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Applications open for Toloa Contestable Community Fund

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

Advocating for a free, fair and safe Aotearoa

11th October 2018: Working towards a free, fair and safe New Zealand is the ultimate goal of the country’s newly appointed Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission, Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo. Read more

Niue Language Week 2018

11th October 2018: Niuean Language Week 2018 - the sixth of seven Pacific Language Weeks supported by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) gets underway on October 14, and concludes on October 20. Read more

Capital's Pasifika thrive in business

11th October 2018: The Wellington Pasifika in Business Awards has signalled an exciting step forward in Pacific and Māori relations as well as supporting local business. Read more

Living the language focus of Fijian Language Week

06th October 2018: Living the language is the theme of the 2018 Fijian Language Week, which runs from October 7-13. Read more

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