Transparency statement

This transparency statement explains how we collect, use and share information gathered about members of the public or other entities (directly or indirectly) in accordance with the Information gathering and public trust model standards of the State Services Commission.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples does not have any law enforcement, regulatory compliance responsibilities, and does not gather any information for these purposes.

The security of our premises is managed in accordance with our health and safety policy and in accordance with government procurement standards and government Protective Security Requirements. The security of our information is managed in accordance our Privacy Policy and Information Management Policy, and in compliance with the Privacy Act 1993, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Public Records Act 2005. The information we hold is used only for the purpose for which it is collected, or to satisfy government reporting requirements, or as otherwise advised, including as described in our privacy policy.

Note where we have serious concerns regarding potential threats to the physical security of staff, or the security of information or places, we will engage an appropriate authority (such as the NZ Police).

Should we identify a need to gather information in scope of the model standards as prescribed by the State Services Commission in future, we will ensure compliance with Information gathering and public trust model standards and update this transparency statement. In gathering any information, we ensure that we act in accordance with the State Services Code of Conduct.

This statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors, or any other third parties engaged by us.

Enquiries and complaints

If you have any enquiries about our information gathering activities, or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, you should contact us at the following address:

[email protected]

101 - 103 The Terrace

Wellington 6011  


P.O. Box 833,

Wellington, 6140