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.

Tuvalu Language Week Events Calendar

Tuvalu Language Week / Tuvalu faka’na ki te Atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa is being held from September 30 – October 6,  2018

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Overcoming hurdles in the public sector

20th September 2018: With politics a part of her upbringing, and social justice and standing in solidarity with those on the margins of society instilled in her from a young age, working in the public sector is a no-brainer for Matalena Leaupepe. Read more

Annique Davis keen to spread Successful Pacific Peoples message

20th September 2018: Annique Davis has always been an influencer, strategic thinker, and someone who rolls up her sleeves to get the job done. When she was recently offered the role as the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Chief of Communications, Annique knew she had to be part MPP’s vision of more “successful Pacific peoples” and its mission of "effecting positive change for Pacific people". Read more

Calling on Pacific Input for Suburban Rejuvenation

19th September 2018: The Shirley Community Trust of Christchurch is developing a vision for an area defined under the Shirley Village Project and needs Pacific input. Read more

True calling to work with Pacific people

13th September 2018: Accepting the General Manager Policy, Research and Evaluation role at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) feels like Aiono Matthew Aileone has answered his true calling. Read more

Enrolments open for HATCH

13th September 2018:

Hatch is a safe space where young Pacific entrepreneurs transform their futures through enterprise. Run by the Pacific Business Trust (PBT), it embodies the new direction the Trust has embarked upon for the last two years. Read more

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