La’auli Sir Michael Jones honoured

Pasifika Futures Board member La’auli Michael Jones has been awarded the Queen’s Birthday Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours and Debbie Sorensen, Pasifika Futures CEO passed on a congratulatory message. “We are very proud of La’auli being recognised in this year’s Queens Honours list.” “La’auli is… Read more »

Register Now for the Whānau Ora Conference

Registration is open for the Pasifika Whānau Ora Conference 2017 which takes place on the 31st July and 1st August at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington.  This conference brings together Whānau Ora partners and key agencies to acknowledge the commissioning work undertaken during the last three years, to share experiences, and to celebrate… Read more »

Pasifika Futures 2017 Post Budget Breakfast

Senior members and leaders of the Pacific Community attended a breakfast meeting on the morning of Friday 26th May 2017 in Auckland to discuss the 2017 Budget. Minister for Pacific People’s, Hon Alfred Ngaro was present and delivered a talk on budget appropriations which benefit Pacific families and communities. The Pasifika Futures hosted event saw… Read more »

How are we doing? report released

Pasifika Futures recently released a report that reveals the current state of New Zealand’s Pacific community. The report provides a current statistical overview of Pacific peoples in New Zealand and is based on data published by a range of organisations, including Statistics New Zealand, MBIE, New Zealand Parliament, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry… Read more »

Celebrating Mama Pi Elisaia

As part of Pacific Homecare’s Cook Islands Fia Ola Programme, Mama Pi Elisaia celebrated her 80th Birthday on Friday 12th May along with other Cook Island Elders, friends and Pacific Homecare staff. Mama Pi is dedicated to serving the pacific community and as testament to her efforts started at Pacific Homecare in 1988. Initially starting… Read more »

Vege-cation wins People’s Choice Award

An innovative vegetable garden programme in Marlborough that aims to get healthy, nutritious food into Pasifika homes was recently voted as people’s choice. The Kimi Hauora Marlborough (PHO TRUST) vege-cation project, funded by Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora programme, is the winner of the People’s Choice Award and Best Presentation at the 2017 Nelson-Marlborough Health Quality… Read more »

Support for solo mum

You often hear that a mother’s heart is always with her children. Akateni Teiti, Cook Islander, lives in South Auckland with children aged 4, 3 and 1 has the a heart of a breadwinner mom. Last year, Akateni’s partner died suddenly and it took a big toll on her young family. “Our circumstances changed dramatically…. Read more »

Pacific Youth Empowered

Pasifika Futures provided sponsorship for  youth traveling from outside of Christchurch to attend the Pacific Youth Parliament “Our Movement” conference from 20-24 April hosted by the Pacific Youth Leadership And Transformation (PYLAT) Council at St Bede’s College in Christchurch. Pacific Youth Parliament is a valuable programme in honouring and embracing the voice of Pacific youth to… Read more »

Sports Day shares health message

This ANZAC Day, Pasifika Futures sponsored the Wellington Tongan Council Sport Day, targeting youth in Wellington. The Council is promoting family wellbeing and the importance of staying fit and healthy from a young age. The organiser of the event Violani ‘Ilolahia Wills says that it offers Tongan children and their parents an amazing health resource,… Read more »

Investing in SIAOLA “Famili Lelei” initiative

Pasifika Futures lent its strong support to the launch of the SIAOLA “Famili lelei” programme at Wesley Church Hall in Wellington last Saturday, an event attended by over three hundred Ministers, Stewards and Church Leaders from throughout the country. The SIAOLA “Famili Lelei” initiative operates under the umbrella of Vahefonua Tonga Methodist Mission Charitable Trust… Read more »