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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Toloa Scholarship opens doors to growth and learning

19th January 2018: No matter what you do or where you go, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” seems to be the golden question according to Toloa Scholarship recipient Lupesina Koro. Read more

Dengue fever outbreak update

18th January 2018: An outbreak of dengue fever in the Pacific has prompted the Ministry of Health to urge travellers – particularly to Samoa and Fiji – to be extra vigilant to avoid mosquito bites. Read more

Aspiring enviropreneur hopes to inspire others

16th January 2018: Antony Vavia envisages himself as one day being an enviropreneur. Read more

Wellington Pasifika celebrates the region’s Pacific population

12th January 2018: Whether you go for the music, food, art or vibrant atmosphere, Wellington’s Pasifika Festival on January 20 will set your senses alight. Read more

A life of service abroad

11th January 2018: Life as a Foreign Policy Officer has brought opportunity, change, cultural awareness and adventure to the fore for Tupe Solomon Tanoa’i. Read more

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