Pacific Language Week dates confirmed

The dates for the seven Pacific language week celebrations has been announced by Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro and he encourages all New Zealanders to give it a go to celebrate diversity. The 2017 Pacific Language Week line-up is: ·         Samoa Language Week: Sunday 28 May – Saturday 3 June 2017 ·         Cook Islands Language… Read more »

Workshop on data sharing

‘Data is crucial and information is power’ was the theme at a recent workshop Pasifika Futures helped to organise on data-sharing, run by Massey University in partnership with Data Futures, an independent group helping lead the development of the data-use system in New Zealand. The consensus among those that represent the Pacific community was that… Read more »

Internship opportunity for Pasifika students

The start of the year saw a thirst for young Pacific university graduates trying to break into an industry. Pasifika Futures Wellington Office hosted a morning tea with Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Pacific interns, led by MBIE’s Pacific Chief Advisor Matalena Leaupepe. The Internship programme is designed to provide an opportunity for Pacific… Read more »

Merry Christmas

Pasifika Futures would like to wish all Pacific families a very happy, peace filled and life-giving Christmas. It’s been a privilege to be able to hear and share stories of the very real difference Pasifika Futures is making for families across New Zealand. We wish everyone a safe and a happy time with families. We… Read more »

Office closure

Pasifika Futures office closure festive season 2016-2017. As 2016 draws to a close, please take note of the following office closure dates and after hours support details for the 2016/2017 festive period. Pasifika Futures will close for Christmas and New Year break at 12.00 pm on Friday 23 December 2016 and will re-open on Monday… Read more »

Congratulations Mr English

Pasifika Futures congratulates New Zealand’s new Prime Minister the Hon Rt Bill English and wish him the very best in his new role. “This is exciting news as we work closely with Mr English on Whānau Ora work,” says Pasifika Futures Chief Executive Debbie Sorensen Last year, the then Finance Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister,… Read more »

Effective collaboration

Pasifika Futures has facilitated a series of meeting with Whānau Ora Core providers to discuss new and innovative initiatives that continue to support whanau to be successful. The regular catch ups with Whānau Ora key partners’ aims to refine their plans for the third year of Whānau Ora work, to ensure more opportunities are created… Read more »

A little bit of help

A recovery effort is underway for Pacific families in Marlborough following the recent 7.5 magnitude earthquake as aftershocks continue to rattle parts of the country. Pasifika Futures staff Taefu Heker Robertson and Mrs Eseta Finau travelled to Blenheim and surrounding towns on Saturday 19 November to provide support to Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora partner in… Read more »

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 »