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About this site

We understand you may have questions or concerns about the security of your personal information collected and held by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP).

MPP is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information you share with our Ministry and complying with Aotearoa New Zealand privacy laws.

This Privacy Statement sets out how MPP collects and uses your personal information, what we do to protect it and what your rights are.

Collection and use of personal information

We collect information from you when you sign up to one of our newsletters. We will ask you for your email address so we can send you future newsletters. Your email address details will be stored in a secure third-party database in Australia. When you unsubscribe (ask to be removed) from our newsletter mailing list, your details will be permanently deleted from that database.

MPP also collects information from you when you fill out an online form. Depending on the form, you may be asked to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Work or personal email address
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Role/job in organisation
  • Ethnicity
  • Age group
  • Gender identity (optional)
  • Citizenship/ residency status
  • Criminal history check

We use this information so our staff can consider your application or registration, or to contact you. We may also use your information for analysing or reporting, but in ways that won’t personally identify you (for example, removing names and grouping anonymised information.)

Sometimes MPP may need to collect some personal information about you from other people, such as contacting referees or making a criminal history check. If we need to do this, we will let you know, explain why and ask for your permission first.

Another way we collect information about people is by using ‘cookies’ on our MPP website. We use cookies to collect basic technical information such as your IP address, date and time that you used our website, your search terms and pages and links you visited. We collect that information to make our website more useful to future users. We will never use that information to try to identify you. For more information on cookies, see Everything You Need to Know About Internet Cookies | Edge Learning Center (

Security of personal information

MPP has security measures in place to protect against the theft, loss or unauthorised access of personal information under our control. Any personal information we collect is safely stored in databases in Australia and New Zealand. We will store your information only for as long as we need it, and only for the purpose you allowed MPP to collect it for.

Disclosure of personal information

We might need to disclose (share) your personal information to other approved agencies that carry out work on our behalf. If we need to do that, we will ensure that those agencies comply with New Zealand privacy laws, even where those agencies are based overseas.

We will otherwise only disclose your personal information with your consent or if required or authorised by law.

We will never sell your information.

Your rights and choices

You can ask for access to the personal information MPP holds about you at any time under the Privacy Act 2020. If the information we hold about you is wrong, please ask us to correct it.

To ask for access to or correction of your personal information, please email [email protected]

Queries or complaints

You are welcome to contact us if you have any privacy complaints or concerns about anything covered in this Privacy Statement. We will consider and respond to all complaints as quickly as possible and always in accordance with the timeframes set out in the Privacy Act 2020.

Other information

  • MPP’s Privacy Statement does not cover links within our MPP site to other websites. If you follow a link on our website to another site, the owner of that site will have its own privacy policy or statement.
  • Sometimes it will be necessary to review and/or update this Privacy Statement to make sure it continues to meet New Zealand’s privacy requirements. If we do need to make any changes, we will publish an updated Privacy Statement on our website.

For further information about how MPP collects, stores and uses your personal information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

This website contains information obtained from within the New Zealand Ministry for Pacific Peoples and from sources commissioned by the Ministry, and is subject to change without notice.

The Ministry endeavours to the best of its ability and knowledge to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and current. However, we cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content of material on this website.

Visitors to this website should take specific advice from qualified, professional people before undertaking any action as a result of information accessed on this website.

The information provided on this website does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand and other official guidelines or requirements.

Links to third party websites
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples does not accept any liability for the accuracy or content of information on this website that belongs to third parties; nor for the accuracy or content of any third-party website that you may access via a hyperlink from this site.

Links to other websites should not be taken as endorsement of those sites or products offered on those sites. This includes websites that may host Ministry content (e.g., video files on YouTube). The Ministry does not endorse advertising, related material, or other content you may view on such sites while accessing Ministry content.

When visiting other websites, please refer to the conditions of use and copyright policies of those sites.

Links from other sites to this one
You are welcome to create a hyperlink from another website to this one. However, the link must not be presented on your website in any context that implies that this website has an association with your site, or endorses your site or product. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples logo may not be used on your site without the Ministry’s permission.