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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.


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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 the world. We are confident in our endeavours, we are thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa.
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Tuvalu Language Week theme reminds Pacific peoples to be resilient

27th September 2020: The 2020 Tuvalu Language Week theme of, Fakatili Te Kiloga Fou, which means Navigating the changing environment, is a call on all Pacific peoples to be strong and resilient in the face of COVID-19.

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Striving for a good life

27th September 2020: Lisa Tou-McNaughton is adamant in her belief that everyone deserves a good life. This belief is also the Tupu Aotearoa Manager’s (Southland/Otago) mantra, and she endeavours to ensure this becomes reality for Pacific communities in the regions. Read more

Educator passionate about empowering Pacific peoples

27th September 2020: Mangere College Dean and Teacher Alisi Tatafu says working in the heart of South Auckland has opened her eyes to the stark contrasts between two worlds – those who “have” and those who “have not”. Read more

Toloa Scholar counts his blessings

27th September 2020: Receiving a Toloa Tertiary Scholarship in 2020 - a challenging year which has presented many unforeseen obstacles - has been a huge blessing for 22-year-old Engineering student Aisea Fanamanu. Read more

Stepping up to serve Pacific Aotearoa

20th September 2020: Resilience, strength, and the ability to adapt easily to change are just some of the traits Teara Leaupepe Timoteo brings to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples Communications, Media, and Marketing team. Read more