Ministry for Pacific Peoples: MPP

The Ministry is Government’s premier adviser on policies and interventions to promote the social, economic and cultural development of Pacific peoples in New Zealand. All of our work is designed to enable and foster our vision of successful Pacific peoples.

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Jun 2017
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Pacific Policy Analysis Tool – Kapasa has been updated to add value to the public policy development process, and also includes updated data and case studies. It encourages a strengths-based approach to policy development that draws upon the strengths and values of Pacific families and communities. Kapasa’ is the Tongan and Samoan translation for compass....
Nov 2016
The Ministry's  Contemporary Pacific Status Report brings together information from across government into one easily accessible document and highlights the current position of Pacific peoples in New Zealand.
In Budget 2016/17 the two feasibility studies were funded to look into the viability of Project Tatupu and the Pacific Cultural Centre. These studies have now been completed and the next stage is for the Ministry to work with other key and lead government agencies and other organisations to identify opportunities to utilise some of the learnings from the feasibility studies.
Jul 2014
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 will follow a group of over 900 Pacific students from 27 secondary schools across New Zealand over three years from Years 9 – 11.
Nov 2011
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. The report is structured as follows: − Literature review: This review covers literature on employee...
Aug 2011
The commissioning of the Pacific Island Communities and Social Enterprise Discussion Paper was prompted by the idea that there are emerging opportunities for social enterprise to be an important pathway to better social and economic outcomes for Pacific people.  The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs is keen to ensure that Pacific communities are well placed to capitalise on...
Health and Pacific Peoples in New Zealand is the third report in the Pacific Progress series. It presents findings on Pacific peoples’ health outcomes, discusses the socio-economic factors that influence these outcomes, and offers suggestions for improving Pacific peoples’ health. As well as providing background data, the report discusses the role of effective interventions so policymakers...
Oct 2010
This report, developed by the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and the Department of Labour, looks at occupations and industries with the highest future growth forecast, the current numbers of Pacific peoples now employed in those areas and the educational pathways required for high-skilled, high-growth employment. It identifies the top 10 growth occupations by 2018, and offers a number of...
Oct 2010
This multi-ethnic (Samoan, Cook Island, Tonga, Niue, Fiji, Tokelau and Tuvalu) research project aims to: Discuss ethnic-specific Pacific views of sexual violence, including protective and risk factors Analyse the extent to which traditional Pacific cultural sexual violence prevention methods have been upheld or have broken down within the New Zealand...
Jul 2010
The Ministry of Social Development led a cross-agency and cross-sector research programme that looked at changes in the rate of sole parenthood, sole parent employment and poverty, and at sole parents’ mental health and criminal victimisation. It has also offered insights into approaches that help based on interviews with a group of young women who parented in their teens. The experiences of...

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