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.

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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.

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Taita College ex-head boy excited with fees free opportunity

19th February 2018: Eighteen year-old Kaisa Fa’atui is not afraid of the limelight – in fact he is very comfortable in it. Kaisa has enrolled in first year drama at Toi Whakaari (New Zealand Drama School). Read more

Transforming Pasifika health

16th February 2018: Alliance Health Plus (AH+) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Metuakore (Metua) Bates-Faasisila as the new Alliance Health Plus (AH+) Manager of Pacific Integration and Development Services (PIDS). Read more

The sky is the limit

16th February 2018: A strong advocate for the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards, Air New Zealand, is offering exceptional young leaders the opportunity of a lifetime. Read more

Acknowledging Pasifika achievement in all arenas

16th February 2018: Structural Engineer at Beca Limited Karina Kaufusi says it is time to recognise successful Pasifika across the board – not just in the sporting arena – to inspire future generations. Read more

Writing Pacific artists into existence

15th February 2018: The saying “we need to write ourselves into existence” often comes to mind when people ask Lana Lopesi what inspires her work as a Pacific creative. Read more

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