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Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to you all

Pacific Values are our anchor, with each generation weaving the foundation for the next to stand on. Pacific communities are leading innovations within Aotearoa, the Pacific region and around the world.

We are confident in our endeavours, we are thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa. 

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples. We bring the Pacific voice, perspective and understanding into policy. We are the guardians and the caretakers of Pacific knowledge, culture and identity, and we support and take stewardship over our Pacific communities and peoples.


Pacific Language Weeks

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples works closely with Pacific communities’ to maintain and promote heritage languages. The 2019 Pacific Language week dates have been announced and we have Samoa Language week coming up on the 26 May - 1 June...

Samoa Language Week 2022

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Pacific-led solutions the goal

17th May 2019: Pacific-led initiatives, for Pacific is a theme emerging from a series of fono taking place around the country. On Thursday, the Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio and his Ministry ventured to the Deep South to engage with Pacific communities in Invercargill, at the Lalanga Fou Fono – Tulī Takes Flight. Read more

FestPac2020 a dream come true

17th May 2019: Attending the most densely packed change-making, creative and artistic environment on offer is a dream come true for 23-year-old Zechariah Soakai. Read more

UN Secretary-General has confidence in youth leadership

17th May 2019: The man in charge of the United Nations (UN) has addressed Pacific youth in Auckland about showing leadership to help achieve the UN's climate change goals. Read more

Rotuma in the spotlight

10th May 2019: From May 12 until May 19, the spotlight will shine on the Rotuman language and culture, and the need to celebrate and preserve it in Aotearoa. Read more

Food revolution in the Pacific

10th May 2019: The answer to the many issues affecting the Pacific lies within the region, particularly when it comes to health and well-being. Pacific Island Food Revolution (PIFR), developed by Kiwi Chef Robert Oliver and jointly funded by the New Zealand and Australian government, sets out to prove this.
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