This report provides data about the businesses owned in full, or in part, by Pacific people aged 20 to 65. It is the first report to analyse Pacific-owned businesses in New Zealand and provides a good baseline to measure against as we recover from the effects of COVID-19. The report also includes success stories of Pacific women in business as well as perspectives on Pacific people in business in Aotearoa New Zealand by the Pacific Business Trust.
The Lalanga Fou Languages and High Tech Fono was held over two days (26-27 November 2019), and brought together key stakeholders in the areas of technology and language to discuss opportunities in the technology and Pacific language spaces. In attendance were Pacific and non-Pacific scientists, technology and innovation business leaders and academics, language experts, community groups, government officials, and broader stakeholders.
The Wellbeing Budget has embraced Pacific values and Pacific-led solutions to achieving intergenerational outcomes while also meeting present-day needs. The Budget responds to the refreshed vision for Pacific peoples as captured by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Lalanga Fou Report, which highlights four key goal areas, with the focus on languages, cultures, prosperous communities, resilience, health, in addition to being confident, thriving Pacific young people.
We have created publications to tell the story of how The Wellbeing Budget can support Pacific Peoples:
The diversity of the New Zealand Public Service makes it stronger. However, there are barriers to employment within State agencies - specifically around gender, ethnicity and culture, disability, orientation and identity. This research report by Professor Jarrod Haar, was commissioned to capture the voices of those most affected by the ethnic pay gap, and to provide first-hand insights on where future action to address the findings should be focused.
The Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou report is the start of a conversation to better understand Pacific people’s contribution to Aotearoa's economy, and how we define success, prosperity and well-being. It lays a strong foundation that we can build upon for generations to come.
In Budget 2016/17 two feasibility studies were funded to review the viability of Pacific Community Projects: Project Tatupu and the Pacific Cultural Centre.
Project Tatupu Feasibility Study
Project Tatupu explores whether further migration out of densely populated areas of Auckland to growing areas of New Zealand may help Pacific families to lead a more prosperous life. The core purpose of this study has been to assess whether moving to the regions is a practical, achievable, viable strategy for Pacific peoples that will lead to community development and positive outcomes.
Pacific Cultural Centre Study
The objectives of this feasibility study to establish whether a Pacific Cultural Centre can to both support key objectives and generate sufficient income to meet the costs of goods and services offered.
The Contemporary Pacific Status Report offers a present-day snapshot of the Pacific peoples population in New Zealand. Information from various data sources, including the 2013 Census, are brought together into one easily accessible document and highlights the current position of Pacific peoples in New Zealand.
The Pacific Adolescent Career Pathways project is, to date, the largest and only Pacific-specific longitudinal study designed to explore and address information gaps on the formative years of Pacific adolescent career planning. The project follows a group of over 900 Pacific students from 27 secondary schools across New Zealand over three years from Years 9 – 11.
Young Pacific people are a growing proportion of the New Zealand workforce but very little is known about what helps them contribute fully at work.This research asked young Pacific people and their managers how workplaces can get the best from these talented young people.
This paper explores social enterprise and the potential for Pacific communities to become more involved as an important pathway to better social and economic outcomes for Pacific people. It is based on a literature review and five case studies involving either established Pacific social enterprises, or mainstream social housing providers whose clients include Pacific communities.
This multi-ethnic research project analyses relevant cosmology, language, rituals, protocols, behaviours, narratives, symbols, genealogies and practices as potential sources of Pacific core values, ethics and beliefs relevant to healthy and safe relationships and sexual violence prevention.