December 6, 2016
The Ministry of Pacific Peoples (MPP) wishes to explore the feasibility of establishing a dedicated multi-purpose Pacific Culture Centre (PCC) facility in Auckland. Through such a viable multi-purpose facility, MPP is seeking to support the preservation and promotion of diverse Pacific cultures, arts and languages in New Zealand while also contributing to a growth in tourism and economic development in Auckland. This report presents the findings of a study to determine the feasibility of establishing a Pacific cultural experience and entertainment centre in Auckland. The study was conducted between August and December 2016 by NZIER with input from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Pacific Cultural Centre Advisory Group. The Advisory Group consisted of public and private sector experts in arts and culture, tourism, education and business innovation, as well as a range of Pacific and Maori community leaders.