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 »

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