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 Niue Language week which runs from Sunday 13 October – Saturday 19 October 2019.

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Tupu Aotearoa is changing young Pacific peoples’ lives

13th October 2019: Pacific young people living in the Hawke’s Bay, Southland and Otago regions will have access to support services that have proved successful in helping young people find new earning and learning opportunities. Read more

Pacific languages ground us

13th October 2019: Language can be a source of strength for Pacific peoples; it can help ground people; and boost their confidence. Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio says when we speak them, our languages provide us with an immediate and intimate access to our identity and our story. Read more

A life nothing short of beautiful

13th October 2019: Déjealous Palota-Kopa attributes her success at the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards to the diverse communities she has served as well as her loving and hardworking parents. Read more

New generation arrives, Fresh Off the Boat

13th October 2019: Pacific play Fresh Off the Boat made its debut 25 years ago and now it being reborn for a new generation at Christchurch’s Court Theatre. Read more

Pacific languages are a root from which prosperity will grow

06th October 2019: The 2019 Fijian Language Week theme reminds us how important it is to have something to anchor ourselves to says Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio.

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