Picked up on the side of the road

Dylan Johnson Pekama Parava, 19 came to the Cook Islands Development Agency NZ (CIDANZ), a Whānau Ora partner, from being picked up from the side of the road. “One day I walked to begin window washing out of stress. I knocked on the door of the owner of the Otara market centre to ask if… Read more »

Conference celebrates Whānau Ora success

The Minister in charge of Whānau Ora, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell was a guest of honour at the Pasifika Medical Association 20-year anniversary in Auckland. Mr Flavell congratulates the Pasifika Medical Association for their 20-year anniversary and the investment the Association has made in Pacific Futures as the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency. He said that… Read more »

Collaboration is the key to whānau approach

A series of Whānau Ora workshops has kicked off the Pasifika Medical Association 20th anniversary conference in Auckland. The conference brings together Whānau Ora partners to discuss their work, share ideas and experience gained from the first two years of Whānau Ora commissioning and how they work to improve outcomes for Pasifika families and communities…. Read more »

Minister visits Whānau Ora funded shed

  Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga the Minister for Pacific Peoples visited the oneCOMMUNITY S.H.E.D in Mangere following its launch in November last year as part of an innovation project funded by Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora programme. Minister Lotu-Iiga was given an overview 
of projects 
and discussed with staff of the Cook Islands Development Agency of… Read more »

International students learn about Whānau Ora

Pasifika Futures got a special visit from a bunch of students from the University of Washington, Seattle and the University of Hawai’i, Manoa under the Māhina Indigenous Scholars Fellowship programme as part of the international collaboration between these Universities and the University of Auckland. The students were based in Auckland for a 10 week programme… Read more »

Thriving under the Whanau Ora programme

Whānau Ora funding is critical to Pasifika LGBTQI, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning or Queer and Intersex, F’INE (Family, Identity, Navigate, Equality) is an Auckland-based organisation, operating under the mentorship of Pacific Homecare an elderly and disability provider, which allows F’INE to look after the welfare and interests of the Pacific LGBTQI… Read more »

Sharing great whānau practice

Pasifika Futures senior management attended the Te Pou Matakana the North Island commissioning agencies and the Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu the South Island commissioning agencies Whānau Ora Hui last month. Both Whānau Ora Hui looked at the approach to service delivery with an outlook on whānau futures as well as short term solutions. Pasifika… Read more »

Becoming a homeowner

Linda Vaaua Sua saved every dollar to make one of her life’s dreams come true by purchasing a family home. “We are very proud to be home owners.  Sometimes it’s surreal, we feel a sense of achievement now we have stepped up a level to better ourselves, our circumstances, and our future as a family,”… Read more »

Samoa Head of State sees innovative cultural work

Pasifika Futures provider Epiphany Trust led by Tu’uu Mary Autagavaia hosted a visit by the Head of State of Samoa, Afioga Tama a Aiga Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese and his good lady, Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese. His Highness, Samoa’s Head of State saw for himself what Epiphany Trust is doing in delivering the Aganuu Fa’asamoa 101 workshops… Read more »

Labour leader visits Pasifika Futures

The Labour Leader Andrew Little and Labour Pacific MPs visited Pasifika Futures head office in Auckland to hold free and frank discussions, canvassing Whānau Ora outcomes and issues Pacific families are facing. Carmel Sepuloni, Labour Spokesperson for Social Development, says having their leader visit Pasifika Futures is important for him, to have an understanding of… Read more »