Putting whānau at the heart of data Hui

A data hui series co-hosted by Statistics New Zealand, the Social Investment Unit and the Data Futures Partnership in Wellington was more than a talkfest. Pasifika Futures Leadership team were among the 170 iwi leaders, government and NGO representatives attending the fourth data hui series, where Pasifika Futures Chief Executive Debbie Sorensen was a guest… Read more »

Great year for Hamish

Pacific Homecare Chief Executive Hamish Crooks has been named one of the winners for the SunPix Pacific Enterprise Award, adding yet another accolade to an already memorable 12 months. Hamish picked up the award at a ceremony at the Mt Eden Stadium in Auckland on Wednesday night, at which Tevita Finau, Chief Executive of The… Read more »

The Fono winning streak

The end of the year has been a spectacular award winning season for The Fono, from being named the Pacific Business Employer at the recent national Pacific Business Trust Awards, to being crowned as one of the winners for the SunPix Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award. The Fono employs 102 full-time staff and 24 part-time… Read more »

SunPix Community Leadership Awards named

The second annual SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards recognises outstanding Pacific individuals with community excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration of others. Over 150 guests gathered at Eden Park to celebrate those individuals that actively give back to their communities. Pasifika Futures sponsored this year’s Community Leadership Award that… Read more »

Pacific Island Parliamentarians visit

On Tuesday 15 November, Pasifika Futures Auckland office hosted five Pacific MP’s from the Pacific with the aim of gathering and sharing information that may benefit their respective communities. They were joined by MP for Manukau East Jenny Salesa, Laulu Mac Leauanae Pacific Cooperation Foundation CEO and Marni Gilbert from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs… Read more »

Whānau Ora presentation for Samoan teachers

Samoan preschool teachers recently pitched their best ideas for better learning and better schools and how they could work with Pasifika Futures to support struggling families with young children in the Wellington region. About 30 Wellington teachers in Aoga Amata (Samoan early childhood centres) who are members of S.A.A.S.I.A (Sosaiete Aoga Amata Samoa i Aotearoa)… Read more »

Wellington Office Closed

Following the severe magnitude 5.7 earthquake this morning, we are assessing our office in Wellington to ensure it is safe. Our Wellington Office is closed until the safety check has been completed. If you need urgent assistance please call our Auckland Office on 09 250 5761 or text 021 809 153.

Pasifika Futures named Finance Director

Jordan Kightley has been named as the new Director of Finance for Pasifika Futures. Jordan will oversee the strategic financial management and budget, daily finance operations and serve as a member of the Senior Management Team. “We’re thrilled to have Jordan join our team,” says Pasifika Futures Chief Executive Debbie Sorensen. “Jordan’s broad experience in… Read more »

Staff receives funding from HRC

Dr Jesse Kokaua, an evaluator for Pasifika Futures is amongst the list of successful recipients for this year’s Health Research Council Pacific funded projects. Dr Kokaua received $329,116 for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Otago. His research is about health implications from education for Pasifika people and their families looking at the… Read more »

CEO winner of Business Executive Award

Debbie Sorensen, CEO of Pasifika Futures Ltd, has been awarded the Business Executive Award in the national Pacific Business Trust Awards on Friday 28 October. “I am delighted to win the Pacific Business Executive of the Year Award. It comes at a poignant time in our third year of Whānau Ora work.” “I’m very honoured… Read more »