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.

Tupu Aotearoa - helping Pacific young people find employment, complete further training or study

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!

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What's Happening?

MSD response to COVID-19

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

COVID-19 and staying in touch with older Pacific peoples

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

Pacific innovation showcased in STEM fields

29th March 2020: While studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) at the University of Auckland, 22-year-old Jalesi Jeff Nakarawa has realised Pacific people bring a unique perspective – and solutions - to engineering issues. Read more

Support for Pacific organisations and leaders

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

Science and faith and preventing the spread of COVID-19

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