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.

We have also launched a refreshed Pacific Vision after a year-long talanoa (engagement) process with over 2,500 Pacific peoples about their concerns, hopes and aspirations for the future. 

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. 

Find out more at www.pacificaotearoa.org.nz 

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. 

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Pacific engagement key to unlocking history

07th December 2018: Pacific community engagement has been the key to unlocking the mysteries and history behind some of the collections Auckland War Memorial Museum cares for from around the region. Read more

Pacific ingenuity and entrepreneurs recognised at YES Awards

07th December 2018: The ambition and achievements of young entrepreneurs has been celebrated and recognised at the 2018 Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Awards. Read more

New approach to mental health and addiction issues called for

07th December 2018: Mental health and addiction are issues for all New Zealanders and the recently released He Ara Oranga : Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to look at how some of the biggest challenges we face as a country are handled. Read more

Prepare for the Pacific cyclone season

05th December 2018: The Pacific cyclone season officially runs from November 1 to April 30, with tropical cyclones bringing heavy rainfall, high winds, and storm surges. With the New Zealand MetService forecasting seven to 11 named tropical cyclones this season, it is important for those visiting the Pacific region this holiday season to be aware of what is happening, and prepared for any emergency. Read more

Identity fuels fashion

29th November 2018: Showcasing Fou designs at the Pacific Aotearoa Vision Summit was not just an opportunity to gain exposure for the Auckland-based clothing brand, but a chance for its designers to reveal what Pacific Aotearoa means to them through their garments - a fusion of traditional and new. Read more

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