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 »

18 April 2016: Tragic and untimely passing of a good man

It is indeed with great sadness that we have learned about Rob Neru’s tragic death, Friday, April 15. We can only imagine the devastation that his family, relatives and friends, including staff of Pacific Business Trust, have experienced on receiving such terrible news. “On behalf of Pasifika Futures Board Members its staff and partners we… Read more »

19 Jan 2016: Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o receives New Zealand Order of Merit

Dr Kiki Maoate, Chairman of Pasifika Futures has congratulated Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o and other Pacific recipients of appointments and awards in the 2016 New Year Honours. Ms Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o, a social worker and entrepreneur has been made Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the Pacific community. The honour reflects Ms… Read more »

27 Nov 2015: Pasifika Whānau Ora Award Winners announced

The winners of this year’s Pasifika Whānau Ora Awards have been revealed at the 2nd annual Whānau Ora Conference Dinner on Wednesday evening at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, hosted by the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. At the event held in Wellington, individuals, providers and partners of Whānau Ora from all sectors… Read more »

12 November 2015: Pacific Whānau Ora co-hosts conference in Wellington

The 2nd Annual National Conference on Pacific Whānau Ora is brought to you in partnership with the Aniva Pacific Health Workforce organised by Pasifika Futures Ltd in collaboration with Pacific Perspectives Ltd. The conference “Pacific Wellbeing: Co-creating our future” will be held on 25 and 26 November 2015 at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor… Read more »

30 October 2015: Pasifika Futures moving to new premises

30 October 2015 The Pasifika Futures Auckland office is relocating to its new premises this week. “Our last day at our current location is today, Friday 30th October. Whānau Ora services and enquiries will be available at the new site from Monday 2nd November,” says Pasifika Futures Ltd chief executive Debbie Sorensen. Pasifika Futures, a… Read more »

29 October 2015: oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D in Mangere is set to open

The Cook Island community in South Auckland eagerly wait to celebrate some good news as the oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D opens this Saturday bringing more opportunities for families. Cook Islands Ta’okotai’anga Charitable Trust trading as Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand [CIDANZ] in association with Pasifika Futures is proud to open the oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D (Social Human Economic… Read more »

21 September 2015: Snapshot of Pacific Whānau Ora progress published

Pasifika Futures today released a Progress Snapshot of the Pacific Whānau Ora programme and its commissioning activities following a year on since the commissioning agency was established. The report highlights providers, trusts, community groups, churches, organisation and individuals funded under the Pasifika Whānau Ora programme for various projects and developments devoted to working with Pasifika families… Read more »