National Consultation continues

A series of roadshows has started in the South Island in August with Pacific families involved in the Whānau Ora programme including all providers contracted to Pasifika Futures. The Pasifika Futures team travelled to Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch and recently to Wellington to meet with families registered in the Whānau Ora programme and answer any questions… Read more »

Representing Pasifika Whānau Ora views

Two of the three Whānau Ora commissioning agencies shared their key attributes of the outcomes they are seeking and how this impacts on funding and commissioning services at the Ministry of Health NGO health and disability sector national forum in Wellington. Helen Leary, Acting CEO for Te Pūtahitanga, Deputy Prime Minister Hon Bill English &… Read more »

Pacific People in NZ – how are we doing?

Pasifika Futures recently released a report that reveals the current state of New Zealand’s Pacific community. The report paints a grim picture of Pasifika people struggling to catch up with non Pasifika communities…more

Understanding whānau-centred approaches report

Earlier this week the Whānau Ora report ‘Understanding whānau-centred approaches: analysis of Phase One Whānau Ora research and monitoring results’ was launched by Minister for Whānau Ora and Minister for Māori Development Hon Te Ururoa Flavell. The report shows that placing the needs of families at the centre of service delivery is successful in achieving… Read more »

Nominate your Pacific Star

Nominations are open for the inaugural SunPix Pacific Peoples’ Awards to be screened on TV ONE on 5 December 2015. Nominations are now open for the five categories: 1. Pacific Community Leadership 2. Pacific Enterprise 3. Pacific Health and Wellbeing 4. Pacific Education 5. Pacific Emerging Youth Leadership   Email your nominations to  and… Read more »

Going solo and surviving

The story of Luseane Tuipulotu, a Tongan mum-of-two who is going solo and surviving with the help of our Whānau Ora service. Read the full story at Courtesy of Pacific Trust Canterbury

CEO Pasifika Futures Debbie Sorensen honoured

The Chief Executive Officer of Pasifika Futures Limited, Debbie Sorensen accepted the Royal Order of the Crown of Tonga Commander award from His Majesty King Tupou VI of Tonga,  at an investiture ceremony leading up to the July 4 coronation in Tonga. The awards ceremonial is part of a week of celebrations to mark the… Read more »

Supporting Tongan families in Wellington

The Tongan Wellington Leaders Council has been awarded a $210,000 contract through Pasifika Futures to support Tongan families in the Wellington region. The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs is proud to have supported the Council in its establishment and development to the point where it’s been able to win this important contract. The Ministry was… Read more »

Pasifika Futures Strategic Plan 2015-2020

We have developed a Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 which outlines how we plan to achieve our vision and goals during this time. You can download it here: Strategic plan

2015 PMA 18th Annual Conference

This year the annual conference will be held in the wonderful Vanuatu Island. Conference Dates: 30th September – 2nd October 2015 Pre conference disaster workshop 29th September 2015 Theme: Culture, Community and Healing: Child, Youth and Family Mental Health in the Pacific Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 Conference in conjunction with Pasifika Medical Association… Read more »