Big crowds for Wellington Secondary Schools Polynesian Festival

  Nine secondary schools gathered to celebrate Pacific culture and community through Pacific performances of song and dance for the Tu Tangata Wellington secondary schools Polynesian festival. The night took place on July 25th at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and the event had an outstanding turn out with an audience of over 2000… Read more »

Pasifika Futures Whanau Ora Conference Awards Dinner 2017

Monday 31st July 2017 marked an evening of celebrations as Pasifika Futures hosted an Awards Dinner as part of their 2nd Annual Whanau Ora Conference at Te Warewaka o Poneke in Wellington. The night was not only an opportunity to celebrate three years of outstanding Whanau Ora work as a collective, but to also acknowledge… Read more »

2 August 2017: Pasifika Futures Confirmed for Whanau Ora for Another Three Years

MEDIA RELEASE 2 August 2017 Pasifika Futures Confirmed for Whanau Ora for Another Three Years Pasifika Futures has had its Whanau Ora contract extended for another three years. At its 2nd annual conference in Wellington, the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Bill English told a hundred partners from the Pasifika Futures network that “the work you… Read more »

Get ready for the 2017 General Election


The 2017 General Election will be held on Saturday 23 September. It is important as Pacific People to vote. By voting, you can have your say on the issues that affect you, your friends and your family. To vote, you must be enrolled! If you’re enrolled, you should have received an enrolment update pack in… Read more »

Benefit in Whānau Ora approach

A family-centred approach to delivering key services in education, health, economic development, culture and leadership has proven to be beneficial to the Sa Petaia family in Wellington, operating under the name Vinepa Trust. Pasifika Futures Small Grant Fund helps to support the Sa Petaia family and other small community and family organisation. Gabrielle Sisifo-Makisi (Gabby)… Read more »

Whānau Ora aids tivaevae revival

Porirua Cook Islands women gather every Wednesday at Te Akapuanga Hall in Cannons Creek to revive one of Cook Islands treasures, the tivaevae (quilt), for an exhibition planned in July. With the help of Taeaomanino Trust, these women were provided with sewing machines, scissors, cotton and materials through Whānau Ora fund to do what they… Read more »

Wellington Samoan speech contest

Tauvaga Tautalaga Samoa, sponsored by Pasifika Futures, saw the region’s most talented young speakers compete with the theme “Ma’au i lou ofaga. Maua’a lou faasinomaga” which translates to ‘Keeping your identity alive to thrive’ at Mungavin Community Hall in Cannons Creek, Porirua on 23 June. The three categories of speeches were 3 minutes for juniors,… Read more »

Wellington Tonga Youth Awards

Pasifika Futures is proud to be part of the awards celebration for Tongan youth and their achievements at the recent inaugural Wellington Tonga Youth Awards, held at Te Wharewaka o Poneke in Wellington on 24 June. The Wellington Tongan Council Leaders organised the first ever Wellington event which recognises Tongan youth and acknowledges the contribution… Read more »

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 »