Noa'ia, Mauri, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings to you all

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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Research project hits close to home

21st February 2021: The Pacific Economy Research Project is more than just a work assignment for Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Research and Evaluation (R&E) Principal Analyst Kathleen (Ata) Seataoai Forrest. Read more

Encouraging diversity on New Zealand boards

21st February 2021: Diversity on New Zealand boards is paramount, and the Pacific community have much to offer. As part of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) vision to see Pacific people thrive in New Zealand, it is encouraging the many natural leaders within the Pacific communities, to put their hand up for governance roles. Read more

Health leaders discuss immunisation with Pacific community

18th February 2021: Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 will prevent you from becoming extremely ill with the virus, while outbreaks of measles, mumps and the flu can be prevented with mass vaccination. Read more

Understanding the Pacific contribution to the economy

14th February 2021: As part of the Pacific Economy Research Project team, Dr Seini Taufa’s role is to ensure the voices of Pacific people are echoed in the report, and research learnings. Read more

A rich tapestry of culture

14th February 2021: A tapa cloth, tartan blend is how the Director of Mīharo Murihiku Trust Pauline Smith describes her Samoan, Tuvaluan, Scottish and Irish ancestry. Read more