06 June 2017: Pacific appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit

Service to the Pacific community was honoured yesterday with new appointments to the New Zealand Order of Merit with the release of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017. Michael Jones who is also a member on Pasifika Futures Board of Directors, was honoured with the second highest appointment, set to be a Knights Companion for… Read more »

27 March 2017: Condolences – Loss of Prominent Community Leader, Memea Eleitino Bubsy Ma’aelopa

Pasifika Futures expresses their deepest condolences for the sudden loss of Christchurch community leader, the late Memea Eleitino Bubsy Ma’aelopa. “Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Christchurch Samoan community, the wider Pacific community and in particular, the Ma’aelopa family,” says Pasifika Futures Chief Executive Debbie Sorensen “Memea played a particularly significant role in… Read more »

23 February 2017: Pasifika Futures mourns loss of Her Majesty, Queen Mother of Tonga, Halaevalu Mata’aho

It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the untimely passing of Her Majesty, Queen mother of Tonga, the late Halaevalu Mata’aho. On behalf of our Chairman, Board of Directors and Staff, Pasifika Futures would like to express our deepest condolences to His Royal Highness, King Tupou VI, Princess Sālote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita,… Read more »

30 December 2016: Whānau Ora assist Tongan victims of Gisborne bus crash

Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora was part of a support network on the ground immediately to offer comfort and support to families of victims of the Gisborne bus crash on Christmas Eve. Debbie Sorensen Chief Executive of Pasifika Futures says it’s a tragic event at this time of the year and our role as Whānau Ora… Read more »

22 December 2016: Message of congratulations extended to new Minister for Pacific Peoples

Dr Kiki Maoate, Chairman of Pasifika Futures has congratulated Alfred Ngaro on his recent appointment to Cabinet as Minister for Pacific Peoples. “We extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes on Mr Ngaro’s appointment as the Minister for Pacific Peoples and his promotion to Cabinet.” “As a Cook Islander, we are proud of Ngaro’s achievement… Read more »

29 October 2016: Pacific Business Awards winners revealed

Pasifika individuals in the running to be named Pacific Business Trust top businesses and entrepreneurs have been revealed. The winners in the annual Pacific Business Trust Awards have been named Friday evening, including Pasifika Futures chief executive Debbie Sorensen who took out the Business Executive Award title against Tevita Funaki, The Fono, Taulalo Fiso, Intueri… Read more »

30 June 2016: Whānau Ora delivering positive outcomes

Pasifika Futures is pleased with the results of tracking Whānau Ora outcomes leading up to the third year of commissioning work. “It is encouraging to see some of the progress articulated in our second year of commissioning work and the progress that our families are making,” says Pasifika Futures Chairman, Dr Kiki Maoate. “As a… Read more »

28 June 2016: New approach to increasing electoral participation amongst Pacific communities

Increasing engagement and participation in New Zealand’s elections is a shared responsibility, and the Electoral Commission and Pasifika Futures, the Pacific Whānau Ora commissioning agency have committed to working together to increase Pacific participation in New Zealand’s democratic processes. Today, the two agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to promote awareness… Read more »

07 June 2016: Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae recognised on Queens Birthday Honours list

Dr Kiki Maoate, Chairman of Pasifika Futures has congratulated Pasifika Futures Board member, Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae and other Pacific recipients of appointments and awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016. Ali’imuamua, a barrister in Auckland with a particular emphasis in South Auckland has for the last 20 years represented children, young people and their… Read more »

26 May 2016: Pasifika Futures pleased about additional funding for Whānau Ora

Pasifika Futures welcomes the additional funding recently announced by the government in the Budget 2016 to further support Whānau Ora work. “We are pleased about the budget announcement of more funding into Whānau Ora programme,” says Pasifika Futures Chairman, Dr Kiki Maoate. “We will look at our funding model more closely and reassess and identify… Read more »