Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Te Manatū mō Ngā Iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters Level 2, ASB Building,
101-103 The Terrace,
Employees 48 FTE staff [1]
Annual budget Vote Pacific Peoples
Total budget for 2016/17
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Pauline Winter,
    Chief Executive

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP), formerly the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on policies and issues affecting Pasifika communities in New Zealand.

MPP seeks to promote the status of Pasifika peoples in New Zealand by keeping them informed of the issues, then acting as an advocate in dealing with other state sector organisations.[3]


On 22 December 2015, the Ministry announced it would be changing its name to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, to reflect the growing number of Pasifika children born in New Zealand. A new visual identity, designed by two design students of Pacific descent and based around three manu (birds), was also introduced to represent a message of travel, freedom and success.[4][5]


  1. "Microsoft Word - ise08-v8-ffs-minpac.doc" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  2. "Total Appropriations for Each Vote". Treasury.govt.nzy. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  3. "What We Do". Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  4. "Welcome | Ministry for Pacific Peoples". Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  5. "Our branding story". Our Stories. Ministry for Pacific Peoples. Retrieved 2016-06-18.

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