Partnership Manager – Christchurch/South Island

As part of the Pacific community we are able to navigate successfully the forces that support or hinder the growth and prosperity for Pacific families Facilitate tailored support for Pacific families delivered a Pacific way Partner with our Commissioning Partners to enable long-term success Our front line delivering value, process improvement & change management What… 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 »

Whānau Ora partners work rewarded

Two of Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora partners were honoured with awards at the national Pacific Business Trust Awards on Friday 28 October 2016. The Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ) and The Fono both won awards on the night. CIDANZ was awarded the Pacific Social Enterprise Award. The Pacific Social Enterprise award is for… Read more »

Good luck to all Pacific business finalists

Excited finalists, their colleagues, friends, family, and mentors will be gathered at Auckland’s iconic Langham Hotel on Friday 28 October to celebrate business and individual success in this year’s national Pacific Business Awards. This year’s event marking 30 years since the Pacific Business Trust was formed. Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora partners Cook Islands Development Agency… Read more »

Wellington Tongan Nurses celebrates 2 years onwards

The Wellington Tongan Nurses belonging to the Tongan Nurses of NZ Association recently celebrated 2 years since their Wellington branch was set up. A small function was held at the James Cook Grand Chancellor hotel to mark this celebration and to honour one of their longest serving members. Edna ‘Ungatea Tu’itupou-Havea, Chairperson for the Tongan… Read more »

Fiji relief concert support

Pasifika Futures supported the I Love Fiji relief concert organised by the Fiji Wellington Association to raise funds for schools in Fiji that were badly damaged by cyclone Winston earlier in the year. All money raised will be donated to rebuilding schools through the Fijian Government’s “Adopt a School Programme”. There were 229 schools both… Read more »

Helping seniors learn computer skills

In an era of modern technology, the Pacific Island Advisory and Cultural Trust (PIACT) in Invercargill rolls out a basic computer course targeting the elderly Pacific population to encourage them to learn about communication and information technology. Kiribati mothers Bon and Tevuvuutake were two of the willing participants who signed up for the course. “We… Read more »

18 April 2016: Tragic and untimely passing of a good man

It is indeed with great sadness that we have learned about Rob Neru’s tragic death, Friday, April 15. We can only imagine the devastation that his family, relatives and friends, including staff of Pacific Business Trust, have experienced on receiving such terrible news. “On behalf of Pasifika Futures Board Members its staff and partners we… Read more »

Otahuhu College new science block

Otahuhu College recently opened a new science and technology building, which prepares students including Pasifika students for a career in science-related fields. The building was officially opened by the Rt Hon Prime Minister John Key and the ceremony was attended by many including families of students who are currently registered in the Whānau Ora programme…. Read more »