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 »

Aha Music Mentoring programme showcase young talents

The Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora Innovation Fund is designed to fund great ideas that help Pacific families and communities to achieve their dreams. This was evident at last week’s event hosted by the Pasifika Foundation in supporting Pacific young people together with their families through song writing. The A-ha Music Mentoring programme led by TJ… Read more »

Learning and speaking the Samoan language

Staff of Pasifika Futures took part in a week long programme which requires two-hours a day to learn and speak the Samoan language. The short program entitled ‘Aganuu Samoa 101’ was facilitated by tutors Tuu’u Mary Kalala Autagavaia and Tanoa’i Reupena Michael Tanoa’i who each have a wealth of experience in the practice and teaching… Read more »

Pacific Labour MPs visit Pasifika Futures

The Labour Party’s Pacific MPs visited the Pasifika Futures Auckland office in July. Labour Pacific Island Affairs spokesman Su’a William Sio and associates Carmel Sepuloni, Poto Williams and Jenny Salesa attended to hear the progress of the Whānau Ora programme following their visit last year. The visit presented a great opportunity for Pacific MPs to… Read more »