Social Distancing Isn’t Social Isolation

The lack of modern technology may be an obstacle for our elderly living alone during the emergency self-isolation period to combat Covid-19. Regular news updates on the internet and social media are how many people in self-isolation are connecting to the outside world, but it’s a technology that may not be accessible to our elderly…. Read more »

What To Do if You or a Loved One Contracts COVID-19?

As the country goes into Alert level 4 self-isolation to prevent the spread of Covid-19, you might be wondering what to do if you or a family member develop any symptoms, like a fever or a cough, during this period. Dr Siniva Sinclair, a public health physician at Counties Manukau and a board member of… Read more »

Covid-19 Support Packages received by over 1000 Pacific families in NZ, with more to come.

Over 1000 Pacific families across New Zealand have received Covid-19 Packages of Support which, were funded by Pasifika Futures¾the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families. This has been the first week the packages have been made available for families, numbers of families receiving packages are expected to rise over the next four-weeks. Lynda Misa-Tilivea… Read more »

How A Tongan Household of 10 are Coping During COVID-19

As a child growing up in Tonga, mother-of-12 Ivoni Fuimaono was haunted by the stories her great-grandfather would tell her about surviving the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic which infected most of the population and killed two thousand people. Learning from the horrors of the past, Ivoni is determined to protect her family during the latest… Read more »

PMA provides safe isolation for stranded USP students in NZ

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) through Pasifika Futures has provided a safe haven for self-isolation for fourteen students from Tokelau, who arrived in New Zealand on Monday afternoon with their liaison officer. The group, who attend The University of the South Pacific in Fiji, are desperately trying to get back to their families in Tokelau… Read more »

Pasifika Futures will double their investment to $2 million

An additional $1 million investment has been added to support Pacific families through Pasifika Futures Family Support Package Initiative. For more questions and access to receive support, please contact your local Whānau Ora provider. Whānau Ora provider list .

The Pasifika Medical Association Emergency Medical Team (PACMAT) completed its first 2-week rotation in Samoa on Sunday and were replaced by the second rotation.

The Pasifika Medical Association Emergency Medical Team (PACMAT) completed its first 2-week rotation in Samoa on Sunday and were replaced by the second rotation. The teams led by Dr Fionna Bell, General Practitioner and Dr Allister Bush, Psychiatrist quickly integrated into the Samoa health system working alongside Samoa colleagues with ease. The duties were varied… Read more »

Pacific salutations to Hon. Leulua’iali’iotumua Bill English

We would like to extend our grandest appreciation and thanks to Hon. Leulua’iali’iotumua Bill English for the leadership and service he has dedicated to the Pacific Community over his time not only as Prime Minister of New Zealand but through his career in politics and time in parliament. Leulua’iali’iotumua Bill English has always been a… Read more »

12 October 2017: Pacific Thank You’s & Farewell to the Hon. Minister Te Ururoa Flavell

Pacific Thank You’s & Farewell to the Hon. Minister Te Ururoa Flavell Pasifika Futures would like to extend its sincere and most humble appreciation to our Whanau Ora Minister for the past 3 years, the honourable Minister Te Ururoa Flavell for his support and dedication to Whanau Ora and its efforts. We thank him for… Read more »

2 August 2017: Pasifika Futures Confirmed for Whanau Ora for Another Three Years

MEDIA RELEASE 2 August 2017 Pasifika Futures Confirmed for Whanau Ora for Another Three Years Pasifika Futures has had its Whanau Ora contract extended for another three years. At its 2nd annual conference in Wellington, the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Bill English told a hundred partners from the Pasifika Futures network that “the work you… Read more »