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 »

‘Life changing’ financial literacy programme helps hundreds

The following is an excerpt from an article published online by Catherine Hutton, Senior Reporter for Radio New Zealand  A programme which helps Pasifika people under severe financial pressure is so successful it met one of its annual targets in five months. Vaka Tautua runs free financial literacy programmes for at risk Pacific families. They… Read more »

Breaking down stereotypes through family values

The following is an excerpt from an article published online by the Ministry for Pacific People. “When Wellington-based vascular surgeon Tokilupe Taumoepeau (pictured) started out in medicine, her team kept a tally of how many times she was mistaken for the orderly or cleaner when she entered a ward in scrubs. The first New Zealand… Read more »

SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2017

The SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards celebrates outstanding individuals and their achievements that contribute towards Pasifika success in five of the following award categories: Pacific Community Leadership, Pacific Enterprise, Pacific Health and Wellbeing, Pacific Education and Pacific Emerging Leadership. This year, Pasifika Futures was proud to sponsor the Pacific Community Leadership Award at the SunPix Pacific… Read more »

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 »