SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2017

The SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards celebrates outstanding individuals and their achievements that contribute towards Pasifika success in five of the following award categories: Pacific Community Leadership, Pacific Enterprise, Pacific Health and Wellbeing, Pacific Education and Pacific Emerging Leadership. This year, Pasifika Futures was proud to sponsor the Pacific Community Leadership Award at the SunPix Pacific… Read more »

Debbie Sorensen recognized with Corporate Executive award

  The New Zealand Tonga Business Council know how to celebrate Tonga National Day in style, and this year did so by hosting a Celebrating Tonga Business Excellence Dinner at Alexandra Park in Auckland on 2nd November 2017. The sold-out, ‘Red Tie’ event was proudly sponsored by Pasifika Futures and saw over 200 guests in… Read more »

Sir Michael Jones presents Toa Samoa with jerseys

“Everything about what makes you who you are, is all in this jersey.” Says Sir La’auli Michael Jones. Ahead of their first World Cup match against the Kiwi’s, Pasifika Futures Board Member Sir La’auli Michael Jones presented the Samoan Rugby League team with their Toa Samoa jerseys. During the ceremony, Sir La’auli Michael Jones gave… Read more »

Pasifika Women Thrive at Harvard Leadership Forum

Pasifika Futures Chief Executive Officer Debbie Sorensen, Pasifika Futures Director of Performance and Evaluation Seini Jensen, Pasifika Futures Director, Dr. Siniva Sinclair Phylesha Brown-Acton, LGBTQI Whanau Ora Manager for Pacific Homecare and founder of F’INE Pasifika Aotearoa – Family, Identity, Navigate & Equality, were selected to attend the Harvard Business School’s Women’s Leadership Forum in… Read more »

Pasifika Futures CEO Debbie Sorensen in Leaders Like You

“Playing a bigger game Debbie Sorensen, Chief Executive of Pasifika Futures, is uncompromising in her commitment to improve the social and economic outcomes of Pacific Island families and communities. Her forthright approach and willingness to say what she thinks may not always make her popular, but it’s a price she’s willing to pay to make… Read more »

Pacific fashion show success

  New York, London, Paris, Otara, Milan. High fashion lives here. On Saturday 26th August 2017, the Ika walkway in the heart of the Otara shopping centre was lit up and transformed into a high-end fashion runway for the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show 2017. The event showcased 45 emerging Pacific models wearing pieces from 11… Read more »

Wellington Samoa Rugby Union Fundraising Dinner 2017

Pasifika Futures once again was pleased to be able to lend support through sponsorship of the Wellington Samoa Rugby Union fundraising dinner held in Hataitai, Wellington on the 27th July 2017. Popular Pacific comedian Tofiga Fepuleai played MC for the night while Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Graham Henry impressed guests with his attendance… Read more »

Big crowds for Wellington Secondary Schools Polynesian Festival

  Nine secondary schools gathered to celebrate Pacific culture and community through Pacific performances of song and dance for the Tu Tangata Wellington secondary schools Polynesian festival. The night took place on July 25th at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and the event had an outstanding turn out with an audience of over 2000… Read more »

Pasifika Futures Whanau Ora Conference Awards Dinner 2017

Monday 31st July 2017 marked an evening of celebrations as Pasifika Futures hosted an Awards Dinner as part of their 2nd Annual Whanau Ora Conference at Te Warewaka o Poneke in Wellington. The night was not only an opportunity to celebrate three years of outstanding Whanau Ora work as a collective, but to also acknowledge… Read more »

06 June 2017: La’auli Michael Jones and Hamish Crooks named on Queens Birthday Honours List 2017

Yesterday on June 5th 2017, La’auli Michael Jones and Hamish Crooks were acknowledged for their services to the country following the announcement of The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017. La’auli Michael Jones was appointed to the New Zealand Order of Merit as a Knight Companion (KNZM) for his services to the Pacific community and youth,… Read more »