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.

The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week is being held from Sunday 29 July – Saturday 4 August 2018.  

You are invited to the Cook Islands Language Week LAUNCH on Saturday, July 29, in Christchurch. 

Visit HERE for the calendar of events happening around New Zealand.

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Diversity and relationships in focus at Police Fono

17th August 2018: Strengthening relationships was in the spotlight at the annual New Zealand Police Fono, at Porirua’s Pahina O Tokelau (Tokelau Congregational Christian Church). Sworn and non-sworn members of the New Zealand Police attended the August 14 event, along with members of the Tokelauan community from Porirua. Read more

Youth Parliament opportunity to be heard

16th August 2018: Every three years, about 140 young New Zealanders experience Parliament as Youth MPs and Youth Press Gallery members. By being part of the Ministry of Youth Development’s Youth Parliament programme, young people from around Aotearoa New Zealand have the opportunity to be heard, and for Youth MPs to actively work on topics and issues they are passionate about. Read more

Pacific Vision goes digital

15th August 2018: Pacific Aotearoa, an online survey launched today by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples gives tech savvy Pacific a voice in the Ministry’s Pacific Vision project. Read more

Diversity Dinner for men and women in blue

10th August 2018: New Zealand’s men and women in blue met with Wellington’s Pacific communities at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua for the recent Diversity Dinner. Read more

Reading warrior promotes literacy among Pasifika

10th August 2018: Fortunate to have been brought up with books and reading, Kiwi writer and teacher David Riley realises many young New Zealanders have not had the same learning opportunities for various reasons. Read more

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