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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Pacific Education Foundation seeks board members

21st March 2018: The Pacific Education Foundation (PEF) is seeking applications for five board members. Read more

Nurturing young Pacific artists

18th March 2018: With so much focus on encouraging young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects and careers recently, achievement in the arts and creative arena does not go unnoticed in the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards. On March 28, a young Pacific creative will be presented with the prestigious Creative New Zealand and Massey University - Arts and Creativity Award at a ceremony in Auckland. Read more

Dengue fever update

18th March 2018: Over the past few months there have been outbreaks of dengue fever in some parts of the Pacific resulting in an increased number of dengue cases being recorded mainly in the Auckland region among travellers returning from Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. Read more

Inspired to lead a life of service

18th March 2018: Spurred on by her life heroes – her parents - Mary Timalu applied for the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, hosted by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, five years ago. Read more

Pasifika set to take over Auckland

18th March 2018: The Pasifika Festival in Auckland has become world-renowned as a celebration of Pacific communities and what they contribute to New Zealand society. Read more

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