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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

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.


Kiribati Language Week 2020 

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What's Happening?

Celebrating Kiribati and its unique culture

12th July 2020: Although it is a far cry from New Zealand, a community of 3,225 Kiribati people call Aotearoa home.  Read more

Inaugural Kiribati Language Week underway

12th July 2020: Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio is pleased to announce the inaugural launch of Kiribati Language Week as part of the 2020 Pacific language Weeks programme. Read more

Pacific students prepare for business success

12th July 2020: A growing number of Pacific students around New Zealand are saying “yes” to being involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) and gaining entrepreneurial skills. Read more

Supporting stranded seasonal workers

12th July 2020: Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) and migrant seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand will be able to continue working and supporting themselves with more flexible hours and roles. Read more

Tupu Aotearoa continues to grow and deliver results

05th July 2020: Two new service providers, Quality Education Centre (QES) and Workwise Employment Ltd, have been welcomed into the Tupu Aotearoa fold to help deliver great results for Pacific people in New Zealand.  Read more