News and Stories


New Year Honours highlights Pacific contribution

posted: 10:00 am - 11th January 2020

The New Year 2020 Honours List highlights the valuable contribution Pacific social entrepreneurs and innovators make to New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world. Read more

Merry Christmas from the MPP team

posted: 10:00 am - 20th December 2019

What a year it has been for the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) - the team has tirelessly worked towards achieving its Pacific Vision for Pacific people living in Aotearoa. Read more

Leading from the heart to serve Pacific communities

posted: 9:30 pm - 15th December 2019

Since 2017, Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) Chief Executive Laulu Mac Leauanae has endeavoured to ensure the voice of the Pacific community in Aotearoa New Zealand is heard and realised. He has been reappointed as CE at MPP for the next five years. Read more

Tongan artist challenges social fabric of society

posted: 9:00 pm - 15th December 2019

Budding Tongan artist Hulita Koloi says her practice always functions within the parameters of the four Tongan pillars - Faka’apa’apa (respect), Anga fakatokilalo (humility), Tauhi vaha’a (kinship) and Mamahi’i me’a (loyalty). Read more

Stay safe this holiday season

posted: 8:00 pm - 15th December 2019

People travelling to the Pacific from New Zealand are encouraged to be prepared for situations they may face overseas this holiday season.   Read more