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 and Toloa Community Fund are now 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. 

The Toloa Community Fund encourages and supports organisations and community groups to promote and deliver STEM activities to young Pacific people, through engaging key Pacific influencer groups including parents, families and community leaders.

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Regional contribution to Pacific wellbeing

17th November 2019: Akarere Henry consistently challenges the status quo to create positive change for Pacific peoples in the South Waikato. Like the time she challenged the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) and Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon. Aupito William Sio to visit Pacific people living in rural communities, and hear what trials they face, as well as their aspirations. Read more

STEM is the future for Pacific

17th November 2019: For 2018/19 Toloa Tertiary Scholarship recipient Sunny Tavite, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is the future for Pacific peoples. Read more

Leader of the future

17th November 2019: Aged just 17, Okirano Tilaia exhibits leadership qualities beyond his years. The Cashmere High School Head Boy is racking up a long list of community involvement, putting these leadership qualities to the test. Read more

No more missed opportunities in the regions

10th November 2019: Events such as the November 15 Lalanga Fou fono; Tulī takes flight fono in Tokoroa are essential to capture the true voice of Pacific communities across the country. Read more

Challenging disparities in the Tech sector

10th November 2019: Conscious of the lack of Pacific and female representation in the Technology sector, Eteroa Lafaele has aspirations of reversing these disparities. Read more