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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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PM Pacific Youth Awards open many doors of opportunity

23rd June 2019: Many doors have opened for 21-year-old Roneima Koro-Teumohenga since she was presented with a Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award in 2016. Read more

Switching career paths to follow passion

23rd June 2019: Seidah Karati lives life to the full, and there is never a dull moment for the talented young woman. Read more

Leading others to make a difference

23rd June 2019: Even at a young age, a life of leadership and service was evident for Leorida Peters, a 2015 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award (PMPYA) recipient. Read more

Influencing future generations to have an impact

16th June 2019: Asena Tolungamaka, a 2018 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award (PMPYA) recipient says she applied for the prestigious awards because she believed in the impact she could make. Read more

Oscar Kightley awarded prestigious Pacific Writer’s Residency

16th June 2019: The multi-talented Oscar Vai To'elau Kightley has been awarded this year’s Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawai’i. Read more

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