Debbie Sorensen recognized with Corporate Executive award

  The New Zealand Tonga Business Council know how to celebrate Tonga National Day in style, and this year did so by hosting a Celebrating Tonga Business Excellence Dinner at Alexandra Park in Auckland on 2nd November 2017. The sold-out, ‘Red Tie’ event was proudly sponsored by Pasifika Futures and saw over 200 guests in… Read more »

Sir Michael Jones presents Toa Samoa with jerseys

“Everything about what makes you who you are, is all in this jersey.” Says Sir La’auli Michael Jones. Ahead of their first World Cup match against the Kiwi’s, Pasifika Futures Board Member Sir La’auli Michael Jones presented the Samoan Rugby League team with their Toa Samoa jerseys. During the ceremony, Sir La’auli Michael Jones gave… Read more »

Pasifika Women Thrive at Harvard Leadership Forum

Pasifika Futures Chief Executive Officer Debbie Sorensen, Pasifika Futures Director of Performance and Evaluation Seini Jensen, Pasifika Futures Director, Dr. Siniva Sinclair Phylesha Brown-Acton, LGBTQI Whanau Ora Manager for Pacific Homecare and founder of F’INE Pasifika Aotearoa – Family, Identity, Navigate & Equality, were selected to attend the Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Forum in… Read more »

Pasifika Futures CEO Debbie Sorensen in Leaders Like You

“Playing a bigger game Debbie Sorensen, Chief Executive of Pasifika Futures, is uncompromising in her commitment to improve the social and economic outcomes of Pacific Island families and communities. Her forthright approach and willingness to say what she thinks may not always make her popular, but it’s a price she’s willing to pay to make… Read more »

Pasifika Futures supports Samoan Early Childhood Education Conference

Pasifika Futures supports the achievement of Samoan Early Childhood Education teachers, encouraging development and success for the learning outcomes of our Pacific children and families living in New Zealand. Ia Maua’a I suiga talafeagai – Be bold with relevant changes. The theme for this year’s 35th Annual National Conference put on by the Sosaiete A’oga… Read more »

Pacific community in Canterbury collaborate for a brighter future

11 September 2017 With nearly 13,000 people in Canterbury identifying with a Pacific ethnicity in 2013 and a growing population, Pasifika Futures and the Canterbury District Health Board teamed up to host a collaborative co -design workshop with the Pacific community in Christchurch to look at different ways to approach health and social services. The… Read more »

Christchurch Tongan Youth Council kick start Tongan Language Week 2017

05 September 2017 On the evening of Sunday 3rd September, the Riccarton High School Hall was buzzing with excitement as Tongan congregations from various churches across Otautahi gathered to celebrate what was not only Father’s Day but also the first day of Tongan Language Week in Aotearoa for 2017. This special event, an evening service,… Read more »

Pacific fashion show success

  New York, London, Paris, Otara, Milan. High fashion lives here. On Saturday 26th August 2017, the Ika walkway in the heart of the Otara shopping centre was lit up and transformed into a high-end fashion runway for the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show 2017. The event showcased 45 emerging Pacific models wearing pieces from 11… Read more »

Wellington Samoa Rugby Union Fundraising Dinner 2017

Pasifika Futures once again was pleased to be able to lend support through sponsorship of the Wellington Samoa Rugby Union fundraising dinner held in Hataitai, Wellington on the 27th July 2017. Popular Pacific comedian Tofiga Fepuleai played MC for the night while Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Graham Henry impressed guests with his attendance… Read more »

Big crowds for Wellington Secondary Schools Polynesian Festival

  Nine secondary schools gathered to celebrate Pacific culture and community through Pacific performances of song and dance for the Tu Tangata Wellington secondary schools Polynesian festival. The night took place on July 25th at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and the event had an outstanding turn out with an audience of over 2000… Read more »