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 »

Pasifika Futures moving to new premises

From 29-30 October 2015, we are relocating to our new premises at 195L Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland. Our postal address is PO Box 11445, phone will remain the same. Our office at Level 1, Pacific Business Trust Building, 733 Great South Road, will close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 28October while we relocate offices to the… Read more »

Vaka Tautua support to improve lives and finances

Pasifika Futures staff were part of an evening gathering of Pacific families in south Auckland that attended Vaka Tautua’s Financial Literacy programme. The programme is offered to Pacific families who care for a relative with a disability. Vui Mark Gosche, Vaka Tautua chief executive says that the programme caters for most families and to equip… Read more »

Sharing the learnings of Whānau Ora at the PMA Conference

At the recent PMA Conference, Dr Robert Woonton from the Integrated Family Health Centre in Mt Wellington presented his work on the Whānau Ora programme and how their organisation works alongside vulnerable Pacific families in South Auckland. Dr Woonton says the whole concept of Whānau Ora is to empower Pacific communities and extended families to… Read more »

Innovation Whānau Ora filming in Tokoroa

The Pasifika Futures staff were in Tokoroa for a day last week visiting the South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Inc. (SWPICS), one of Pacific Whānau Ora funding recipients under the Innovation projects. What little we know of Whānau Ora services in Tokoroa is that it essentially involves community work. Akarere Henry, SWPICS chief executive… Read more »