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.

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Whānau Ora Review invites you to get involved

13th July 2018: Whānau Ora wants to hear the public’s experiences, understandings and insights of the initiative, which devolves the delivery of Whānau Ora services to community-based commissioning agencies. Read more

PESS encourages major life changes

09th July 2018: Penoa Masoe had to make the call – join a gang, or turn his life around and find a job. The 27-year-old was steps away from becoming a patched gang member and living a life of addiction-fuelled crime, but fortunately, he decided this was not the path for him. Read more

PESS initiative helps over 2200 Pacific youth

09th July 2018: The Pacific Employment Support Service (PESS) programme is aimed at reducing the number of Pacific young people aged 15-29 who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET), and in the time it has been delivered, results of this initiative have been overwhelmingly positive. Read more

Visionaries run in the Sinclair family

05th July 2018: A firm believer in ‘waste-not and want-not’, visionary Clive Sinclair founded Pacific Biofert three decades ago because he saw an opportunity to commercialise a waste material while developing innovative, sustainable products and solutions for responsible land users. Read more

Finalists vie for the Miss Samoa NZ crown

05th July 2018: Five finalists will vie for the Miss Samoa New Zealand 2018-2019 crown at Fale o Samoa on July 14, as well as the opportunity to represent Aotearoa at September’s Miss Samoa Teuila Festival, at Salelologa, Savaii. Read more

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