Pacific Peoples

Bula vinaka, fakaalofa lahi atu, fakatalofa atu, kia orana, ko na mauri, malo e lelei, mālō nī, noa’ia, talofa lava, tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings. The latest information and advice for our Pacific communities.

We got your back Aotearoa

Following the resurgence of COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand and the impact it is having on our Pacific communities, it is essential we consider the information we are receiving.

Together with our partners Bright Sunday 4pi, the Ministry of Health, New Zealand Police, SunPix, Tagata Pasifika and Pacific Media Network (PMN), the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) has put together a half hour special programme focusing on Sela Alo, the General Manager of PMN, and his journey of surviving COVID-19, as well as key messages from Pacific community members and leaders.

Watch the half-hour programme (external link)

We got your back Aotearoa is a social media campaign that is aimed at reaching our Pacific communities and features some of New Zealand's well-known Pacific people, including:

  • Dame Valerie Adams DNZM
  • Dave Letele (Brown Buttabean)
  • Diamond Langi
  • Faumuina To'aletai David Tua ONZM
  • Patrick Tuipulotu
  • Lesina Nakhid-Schuster.

They share messages of encouragement to help protect our people and once again beat and eliminate COVID-19. 

Watch the video messages (external link)

Latest updates

Learning from home for Pacific families

Information and advice is available in 10 Pacific languages to support you, your children and young people learning from home.

Learning from home (external link)

Prepare Pacific

In the battle against COVID-19, Prepare Pacific helps get information out to Pacific communities in Pacific languages. Prepare Pacific is an initiative of Counties Manukau Health, Auckland District Health Board, Waitematā District Health Board, Northland District Health Board and all our essential services who are working around the clock to help our people.

Prepare Pacific (external link)

Whānau Ora

If you need a Whānau Ora Family Support Package contact one of our partners.

The Fono: Feleoko Food Hub

The Village Community Services Trust

Mt Wellington Integrated Health Centre

Business assistance for Pacific organisations

Pacific Business Trust is providing free practical business assistance for all Pacific organisations in New Zealand who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

Find out more about free business assistance (external link)

Support packages for Pacific families

Pasifika Futures are referring Pacific families who need to access a COVID-19 support package to their local Civil Defence or a supporting agency.

Call your local provider to see if you are eligible for support (external link)

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