Congratulations on Dame Tariana Turia book launch

Pasifika Futures chief executive Debbie Sorensen applauds the publication of Dame Tariana Turia story ‘Crossing the Floor’ which launched recently in Wellington. Minister for Whānau Ora Te Ururoa Flavell hosted the book launch in Parliament and spoke about Tariana as a woman of immense substance; a person of principle; a leader with the utmost integrity…. Read more »

A well-deserved honour

Pasifika Futures chief executive Debbie Sorensen congratulates Vui Mark Gosche and Tupou Manapori as recipients of the Pacific Community Leadership Award at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Inaugural Awards held recently at the Manukau Institute of Technology. The Pacific Community Leadership award sponsored by Pasifika Futures recognises Pacific People who lead community organisations in any field… Read more »

Ministers discuss Whānau Ora moving forward

A chance to talanoa and address Whānau Ora issues took place recently at the Pasifika Whānau Ora Conference in Wellington led by Pasifika Futures, a commissioning agency for Pacific Whānau Ora work. Mrs Debbie Sorensen, Pasifika Futures chief executive says the annual conference provides the opportunities for partners and providers contracted to Pasifika Futures to… Read more »

27 Nov 2015: Pasifika Whānau Ora Award Winners announced

The winners of this year’s Pasifika Whānau Ora Awards have been revealed at the 2nd annual Whānau Ora Conference Dinner on Wednesday evening at Te Wharewaka o Poneke, hosted by the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. At the event held in Wellington, individuals, providers and partners of Whānau Ora from all sectors… Read more »

Great turn-out at providers meeting

Grey skies and Wellington wind did not dampen the enthusiasm of over 25 Pasifika Whānau Ora providers, partners and individuals involved in the providers meeting leading up to the Whānau Ora conference at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington recently. The providers meeting gave the opportunity for Pasifika Futures Evaluation team to present… Read more »

Only a week away till Conference – Register Now!

The 2015 Whānau Ora Conference is taking place next week Thursday 26 November 2015. Don’t miss the opportunity to: Check out the opening and key note address from the Minister for Whānau Ora – Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Meet and chat with the Deputy Prime Minister of NZ, Hon Bill English Hear stories on the… Read more »

12 November 2015: Pacific Whānau Ora co-hosts conference in Wellington

The 2nd Annual National Conference on Pacific Whānau Ora is brought to you in partnership with the Aniva Pacific Health Workforce organised by Pasifika Futures Ltd in collaboration with Pacific Perspectives Ltd. The conference “Pacific Wellbeing: Co-creating our future” will be held on 25 and 26 November 2015 at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor… Read more »

Register Now for the Whānau Ora Conference

Registration is open for the Pasifika Whānau Ora and Aniva Pacific Health Workforce National Conference 2015 “Pacific Wellbeing: Co-creating our future”, which takes place on the 25th and 26th of November 2015 at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington. This conference brings together Pacific communities and the Pacific health workforce to improve outcomes for… Read more »

Thank you Whānau Ora

Funding from Pasifika Futures under the Whānau Ora programme helps the Cook Islands Ta’okotai’anga Charitable Trust trading as Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ) to officially launch its oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D project. The Facility, designed and built by Strachan Group Architects (SGA) which also integrated 16 students from UNITEC’s School of Architecture. CIDANZ Chair Henry… Read more »

Cook Islands 50th independence celebration dinner

The Life Convention Centre in Mangere were filled with hundreds of people dressed in colourful Cook Island style, all gathered to celebrate Cook Islands 50th years of self-government. The event was hosted by the Cook Islands Ta’okotai’anga Charitable Trust trading as Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ) in association with the Cook Islands NZ… Read more »