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.

Applications for the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships are open

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples recognise the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and continue to provide initiatives such as the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships to encourage tertiary students of Pacific Island descent to pursue, maintain and successfully complete their studies in STEM. 

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Tupu Aotearoa creates ripple effect of positive change

08th December 2019: New Tupu Aotearoa service provider Kings Force Health Charitable Trust hopes to activate a ripple effect of positive change for Pacific people in the Hawke’s Bay through its involvement with the employment support programme. Read more

STEM professions should reflect New Zealand's diversity

08th December 2019: With a love of both animals and science, Anna Siohane-Royle’s choice to take up Veterinary Science and Healthcare was a no-brainer. Read more

Pacific talent honoured at Ōtara Sports Awards 2019

08th December 2019: All Blacks Sevens star Sione Molia has been awarded the Supreme Award at the recent 2019 Ōtara Sports Awards. Of Tongan descent, Sione was named Sportsman of the Year before winning the Supreme Award. Read more

Man on a STEM mission

01st December 2019: Fuli Fuli is a man on an academic mission, and the Toloa Programme is helping him to achieve it. Read more

Aiga-family and community at heart of Tupu Aotearoa

01st December 2019: Growing up in Satoalepai in Savaii, Samoa, Rhia Taonui’s grandmother would take her everywhere with her – to her regular village fono, weaving groups, church fono, village gatherings and events. Read more