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.
Our communities flourish when people have work or access to learning opportunities. Tupu Aotearoa supports Pacific young people to lead fulfilling and prosperous lives.
We want to ensure that Pacific young people have the right tools, education, training and employment opportunities to really succeed and thrive!
Tupu Aotearoa is currently being offered across the country!
29th March 2020: Minister for Social Development Hon Carmel Sepuloni has announced a $27 million dollar package, effective immediately, which will be used to support social sector services and community groups to ensure they can continue to provide essential support to communities during the lockdown. Read more
29th March 2020: Loneliness, isolation, anxiety and fear among New Zealand’s Pacific elderly population are just some of the challenges Treasuring Older Adults (TOA) Pacific Inc. is tackling during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more
24th March 2020: The Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP), the Pacific Business Trust (PBT) and its partners including Deloitte have joined forces to support Pacific organisations and leaders through the current difficult times. Read more
22nd March 2020: Northern District Health Boards and Pacific church leaders have joined forces to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within Pacific communities in Aotearoa. Read more