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.

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The Languages Innovation Fund is aimed at supporting community initiatives to increase the awareness of Pacific languages. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples engagements with communities throughout Aotearoa confirmed the importance of Pacific languages and cultures to an individual's sense of belonging and identity.

Our Pacific languages matter. They tell the story of who we are.

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Samoa calling for Paediatrician

26th January 2020: For close to three decades, the first Samoan Paediatrician in New Zealand Dr Teuila Percival has spent most of that time at the coalface, working in South Auckland with Māori and Pacific children. Read more

Solomon Islands intern soaks up New Zealand experience

26th January 2020: Life is unpredictable at the best of times, but Pauline Suvevaveni Dokekana is open to the unexpected and determined to make the most of opportunities presented to her. Read more

Fund to boost Māori and Pacific arts and culture

26th January 2020: Māori and Pacific arts and culture will feature strongly when creative and cultural events showcasing New Zealand’s diversity are boosted through the Major Events Fund. Read more

Pacific language resources a passion project

19th January 2020: A group of people, passionate about Pacific language preservation have joined forces at Lift Education, to ensure these languages are given the attention they deserve in New Zealand classrooms. Read more

Vision to diversify the Engineering industry

19th January 2020: Its vision is clear, to build a flourishing Māori and Pacific Engineering Profession in New Zealand, the Pacific and beyond. Since its establishment in 2004, the South Pacific Professional Engineering Excellence (SPPEEx) has been focused on making this vision happen – and its successful work in this space has made it an ideal Toloa Community Fund recipient last year. Read more