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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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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 the world. We are confident in our endeavours, we are thriving, resilient and prosperous Pacific Aotearoa.
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New Deputy Commissioner for the new Public Service Fale

11th August 2020: Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission (previously State Services Commission) has welcomed their first Pacific Deputy Commissioner Tania Ott. Read more

Provider Languages Fund supports Pacific wellbeing

10th August 2020: The Provider Languages Fund offers grants of up to $50,000 to eligible Pacific language providers and groups who can deliver a range of Pacific language initiatives. Read more

Brutal Lives drama empowers Pacific communities

09th August 2020: Being involved in the Tongan-English bilingual web series Brutal Lives has been the ultimate experience for Tongan actor Albert Rounds Heimuli. Read more

Corona Busters expect the unexpected

09th August 2020: The Corona Busters YES team are currently creating facemasks in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, as a preventative measure. Read more

Cook Islands Language Week is going strong

02nd August 2020: The Cook Islands community around New Zealand is gearing up to celebrate the ninth edition of Te ‘Epetoma o Te Reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani - Cook Islands Language Week. Read more