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Pacific People Are On the Rise


Pacific People in NZ by 2032


Samoan is the 3rd most spoken language in Aotearoa


of Pacific people in New Zealand
are born in New Zealand


NZ government investment in
Pacific communities' wellbeing

Source: Beehive

But ... Pacific People Are Also Lagging Behind


of Pacific people
complete tertiary education
(compared with 31% of the whole population)


of Pacific people
report not having enough money
(compared with
12% of the whole population)


of Pacific people
are self-employed
(compared with
15.4% of the whole population)


per 100,000 people in prison
(over 3x the rate for NZ Europeans


life expectancy for a Pacific Man
(compared with 79.5 years for the general population

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PEP's Driving Force

E fofō e le alamea le alamea

(The answer for a community's problems
comes from within that community.)

Samoan Proverb

Pacific Enterprise People (PEP) is a Pacific-owned business
supporting Pacific people and communities
to connect to opportunity. 

Here's how we've helped:

Training & Workshops | Community Group Governance

Whau Walking Communities (WWC) is a community group of older Pacific people who regularly gather for exercise and fellowship.

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PEP was tasked by Whau Local Board to equip the WWC committee to meet compliance requirements in order to continue to receive local board funding. This included bilingual workshops (Samoan and English) and co-design of easy-to-follow templates for committee meetings. 

Consulting | Early Childhood Education

Amata Aoga PIC Avondale (AAPICA) is a well-established ECE (Early Childhood Education) centre in Avondale, West Auckland.


AAPICA approached PEP to assist with relaunching its brand after ten years serving the community. Among other services, including facilitating board-level strategic development for the next ten years, PEP connected AAPICA to technical support available to charities through technology firms such as Google. PEP also supports AAPICA in the implementation of technologies. 

Governance, Management & Administration | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has a special focus on Pasifika early childhood education (ECE) providers. 


Since 2021, MoE has worked with PEP to come alongside Pasifika ECE services ensuring they are compliant with the Ministry's strict GMA (Governance, Management and Administration) criteria. PEP acts as a cultural bridge between the Ministry and Pacific ECEs, building capability and mutual understanding. Learn more.

Commercialising Passion | Empower-me Consulting

Valeria Edwards and Sa'e Saena are community managers and administrators who help a lot of people through their work in the Kelston community hub.

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Valeria and Sa'e approached PEP to help develop their shared passions into a business, with a brand identity, vision, mission and values and online presence. The result is Empower-me Consulting.

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PEP Services for Community & Government


(Bilingual | Samoan + English*)

  • Capacity Building

  • Training

  • Mentoring

  • Coaching

  • Co-Design

  • Facilitation

  • Talanoa (Talk) Session Host/Lead 

*Other languages available


Community Governance

From Committee to Trust

Roles and Goals

Legal Entities 


Government (Central & Local) with a focus on Pacific People's Outcomes

Grassroots Community Groups

Community Organisations seeking funding


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