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Pacific resources and tools to provide guidance.

Pacific Language Cards

Our Pacific Language cards are available in nine Pacific languages and are tailored to non-speakers of the language as a good starting point for all to use. Each provide a pronunciation guide, the alphabet and everyday phrases.

Cook Islands Māori (Kūki ‘Āirani Māori)

Fijian (Vosa Vakaviti)

Kiribati (Te taetae ni Kiribati)

Niue (Vagahau Niue)

Rotuman (Fäeag Rotųam)

Samoa (Gagana Samoa)

Tokelau (Te Gagana Tokelau)

Tonga (Lea Faka-Tonga)

Tuvalu (Te Gana Tuvalu)

Yavu - Foundations of Pacific Engagement

Yavu provides guidance on how to have engagement with Pacific Peoples that is culturally responsive and sustainable. It outlines steps for effective engagement through building, nurturing and maintaining relationships. Yavu can be utilised to improve culturally appropriate engagement with Pacific peoples.

Yavu Full Booklet

Yavu Cultural Practices and Protocols Sheets

Yavu Checklist

Kapasa - The Pacific Policy Analysis Tool

Kapasa is a tool for policy managers, advisers and analysts within government agencies to incorporate the perspectives of Pacific peoples in the generic policy development process. The framework sets out ways to effectively include information about Pacific peoples, take account of their values and their diversity, as well as ensuring effective consultation with them in the policy development process.  

Kapasa full booklet

Kapasa pull out version

Pacific Wellbeing Strategy Insights

A new All-of-Government Pacific Wellbeing Strategy will influence and help lift wellbeing outcomes for Pacific peoples across Aotearoa.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has led the work on the Government cross agency collaboration, and on May 5 2021 it hosted a Pacific Wellbeing Talanoa in Wellington, to discuss in detail how the strategy would impact Pacific Aotearoa. Below are presentations from the talanoa:

Pacific Wellbeing Strategy

Fonofale Model for Pacific Health and Wellbeing

Te Vaka Atafaga Model for Pacific Health and Wellbeing

Mana Moana: Harnessing A.I. - Ancestral Intelligence