Becoming a homeowner

Linda Vaaua Sua saved every dollar to make one of her life’s dreams come true by purchasing a family home. “We are very proud to be home owners.  Sometimes it’s surreal, we feel a sense of achievement now we have stepped up a level to better ourselves, our circumstances, and our future as a family,”… Read more »

Samoa Head of State sees innovative cultural work

Pasifika Futures provider Epiphany Trust led by Tu’uu Mary Autagavaia hosted a visit by the Head of State of Samoa, Afioga Tama a Aiga Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese and his good lady, Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese. His Highness, Samoa’s Head of State saw for himself what Epiphany Trust is doing in delivering the Aganuu Fa’asamoa 101 workshops… Read more »

Labour leader visits Pasifika Futures

The Labour Leader Andrew Little and Labour Pacific MPs visited Pasifika Futures head office in Auckland to hold free and frank discussions, canvassing Whānau Ora outcomes and issues Pacific families are facing. Carmel Sepuloni, Labour Spokesperson for Social Development, says having their leader visit Pasifika Futures is important for him, to have an understanding of… Read more »

Pasifika Futures lends its support to rugby fundraising dinner

Pasifika Futures were among the sponsors of the Wellington Samoa Rugby Union fundraising dinner recently held in Wellington. Former and current All Blacks Jerome Kaino, Victor Vito, Tana Umaga and Alama Ieremia were the stars among other special guests including Chris Boyd the current head coach of the Hurricanes Super Rugby team. The evening not… Read more »

Pasifika Futures signs MoU with Electoral Commission

Pasifika Futures today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electoral Commission facilitating greater efforts to increase Pacific participation in New Zealand’s democratic processes. The partnership was signed by the Commission’s Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden, and Pasifika Futures CEO, Debbie Sorensen. The MoU underpins both agencies’ commitment to encourage all Pacific New Zealanders… Read more »

Pathways to prosperous futures

Otahuhu College students were among many of the Pacific youth who attended the Pacific Wave Conference recently held in Auckland. The Conference organised by the Pacific Cooperation Foundation was aimed at Pacific youth and how they can benefit from technology. Pasifika Futures supported this conference by sending 25 young people from Whānau Ora providers who… Read more »

Capital students go head to head in Samoan speech contest

Tauvaga lauga Samoa or Samoan speech competition saw the Wellington’s most talented young speakers compete at the Mungavin Hall in Porirua on June 24. The annual competition was organised by F.A.G.A.S.A Incorporated, a non-profit organisation that works to nurture and improve the bilingual literacy skills of New Zealand’s Samoan students. The event was sponsored by… Read more »

Helping Pacific families with a disability become financially savvy

All Pacific families living with disability are welcomed to Vaka Tautua’s financial literacy programme. The programme is designed to help Pacific families manage their money and achieve financial success. The free of charge workshops, operating with the assistance from Pasifika Futures under the Whānau Ora programme, aimed at developing the financial management skills of Pacific… Read more »

Good ideas come from childhood memories

Let’s say you have a jewel of an idea. Whether right or wrong, complicated or simple, ideas come in various forms. This is all sounds reasonable to Janet Akai who was part of a group of young Aucklanders that competed in the Idea Starter competition; aimed at 16-24 year olds who are determined, enthusiastic and… Read more »

Family benefit from Samoan cultural workshop

A joint effort is behind promoting Samoan culture and language workshops for Whānau Ora families in Wellington. The Epiphany Pacific Trust in partnership with He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Inc, provided a Samoan cultural program targeting families who are keen on Samoan cultural learning. Asotolu Daniel Fata Tolai said the workshops were… Read more »