Pasifika Futures 3rd Annual Whānau Ora Conference – Making Magic

Pasifika Futures presents “Making Magic”, the 3rd Annual Whānau Ora Conference on 21 – 22 November at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport Hotel, Auckland.  This conference will have a focus on the last 4-years of Whānau Ora commissioning work and will highlight the new innovative way of working, the experiences so far with the commissioning model and reflections to… Read more »

Overwhelming response for Aka’uka Cook Island Dance Class

It’s 5.30pm on a Tuesday evening and the sound of Cook Island drumming music can be heard drifting from the Old Mangere School Hall where families and children gather for Caroline Bishops weekly Aka’uka Cook Island dance class. Through Whānau Ora funding and the support of the Cook Island Development Agency New Zeland (CIDANZ), last… Read more »

Pacific faith-based initiative tackles domestic violence issues within Tongan families

An innovative Pacific faith-based initiative is addressing family violence prevention and intervention within Tongan families living in Aotearoa. Made possible through Pasifika Futures sponsorship funding, 22 Tongan families attended the Kainga Tu’umalie programme retreat in February, which requires families to spend the weekend away relationship building, identifying problem areas and designing a family plan to… Read more »

Minister Henare engages with Pacific Whānau Ora community

  On Monday 16th April 2018, the honourable Peeni Henare, Minister for Whānau Ora was invited to spend the day with Pasifika Futures understanding and witnessing directly some the work carried out by the Pacific Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency. During his visit, Minister Henare met with Pasifika Futures Board members and senior staff, while also… Read more »

The 2018 Māori Electoral Option

If you are of New Zealand Māori descent, now is the time to choose which electoral roll you would like to be on when you vote in the next two elections – The Māori Electoral Roll or the General Roll. Keep in mind that you can only make this decision upon your first-time enrolling or… 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 »

Dr Suitafa Debbie Ryan and Dr Palatasa Havea receive NZ Royal Honours

In celebration of the New Year, The Queen honours exceptional New Zealanders as part of the New Zealand Royal Honours. Among the appointments to the New Zealand Order of Merit, we would like to congratulate Dr Suitafa Deborah Ryan for her services to the Pacific community and health and Dr Palatasa Havea for his services… Read more »

Prestigious appointment for Dr Aiono Alec Ekeroma

Congratulations are in due order for Dr Aiono Alec Ekeroma who continues to go from strength to strength as one of our Pacific leaders, most recently being appointed by The University of Auckland as Associate Professor in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. This prestigious award and appointment comes after completing his PhD last year. With the… Read more »

Faalata forever grateful

The following is an excerpt from an article published online by one of Pasifika Futures Core Whanau Ora Partners Pacific Homecare Whanau Ora client and mother of two Faalata Galumalemana first came to New Zealand in 1987 building a life and working in hospitality and then early childhood education. It wasn’t until an injury in 2015… Read more »

Surviving on her own

The following is an excerpt from an article published online by one of Pasifika Futures Core Whanau Ora Partner The Fono Tragedy struck Kuenitelina (Kueni) Tanginoa’s family when her husband- the father of her five children- was taken from them in 2013. As a young Tongan stay-at-home mother, now a widow, Kueni felt lost. With… Read more »