The Government has decided to continue funding the Pasifika Education Centre in Auckland.
It was reported in August that the Tertiary Education Commission had told the centre it didn't qualify for the full amount it had applied for.
Ministers now say that despite that, it will be given $763,000 to keep it going for a year.
"I consider the work the centre does around Pacific languages and cultural education boosts Pasifika skills and is in the national interest," Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said today.
"Improving the skills of Pasifika people is crucial to New Zealand's future, so we've funded the centre for a year while they work with the Tertiary Education Commission to develop a long-term, sustainable model."