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 »

Epithany Pacific Trust signs up on Whānau Ora

Epiphany Pacific Trust has signed up to be part of Whānau Ora Innovations programme.  Their programme entitled ‘Aganuu Samoa 101’ facilitated by tutors Tuu’u Mary Kalala Autagavaia and Tanoa’i Reupena Michael Tanoa’i targets community groups, churches, public service, organisations and individuals who want to learn the Samoan language and culture. Mrs Autagavaia says there is… Read more »

Conference to keep Tuvalu youth in touch

A Youth Summit engaging about 70 Tuvaluan young people in West Auckland was recently held in Henderson. The two-day summit explored issues and challenges faced by Tuvaluan youth in New Zealand today. The summit led by Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust and funded by Pasifika Futures under the Whānau Ora Small Grant fund, created an event to… Read more »

Gavin Faeamani bids farewell to Pasifika Futures

Whānau Ora evaluator, Gavin Faeamani bids farewell to Pasifika Futures after serving a year and a half on the job. Mrs Debbie Sorensen, Chief Executive Pasifika Futures says Gavin’s departure brings a mixture of feelings. “We are feeling sad to see him go, but we are also very happy to see Gavin extending his academic… Read more »

Families Journey

This video features family stories describing families’ journeys and successes under the Whānau Ora programme

Whānau Ora Innovations Project

The Innovation Funding Pool was established to invest in the development of new, innovative projects to support Pacific families to achieve their dreams in one or more of the key outcome areas of financial freedom; lifelong learning; living longer, living better; and leading and caring for our families and communities.

A well-deserved honour

Pasifika Futures chief executive Debbie Sorensen congratulates Vui Mark Gosche and Tupou Manapori as recipients of the Pacific Community Leadership Award at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Inaugural Awards held recently at the Manukau Institute of Technology. The Pacific Community Leadership award sponsored by Pasifika Futures recognises Pacific People who lead community organisations in any field… Read more »

Ministers discuss Whānau Ora moving forward

A chance to talanoa and address Whānau Ora issues took place recently at the Pasifika Whānau Ora Conference in Wellington led by Pasifika Futures, a commissioning agency for Pacific Whānau Ora work. Mrs Debbie Sorensen, Pasifika Futures chief executive says the annual conference provides the opportunities for partners and providers contracted to Pasifika Futures to… Read 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 »