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Project RISE Co-Design Day – Community engagement and investment for the future
Tamaki College’s Tereora Academy invited members of the community, students and parents, for their Project RISE Co-Design Day, to connect and discuss aspirations for the Tamaki community.
Responding to where the need is – PACMAT Northland
Pasifika Futures (PFL), the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families, have maintained their support for Pacific families throughout the Omicron outbreak, collaborating with partners across the country to ensure support is being mobilized as fast as possible for Pacific communities.
Looking out for each other during Easter
As families take an opportunity to pause and spend time together this Easter weekend, it is important we maintain our faith and trust that better days are coming, says CEO for the South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Trust, Mrs Akarere Henry.
The PFL Call Centre: A response to growing GP Clinic pressure from Omicron
With the Omicron outbreak putting more stress on GP clinics and service provision, Pasifika Futures (PFL) - the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families - have responded by standing up a call centre to alleviate some of this pressure off the Etu Pasifika clinic in Auckland.
Staying prepared and connected – key ways to coping with ongoing Omicron outbreak
According to experts, we are nearing the peak of the current Omicron outbreak as cases continue to rise at an exponential rate and with this in mind, psychiatric nurse for Etu Pasifika, Mrs Seini Falefata reinforces the need for our family households to be well prepared for the self-isolation.
PACMAT deployed to support rising Covid-19 cases in Nelson
Over the past week, the Nelson community has seen a rapid increase of Covid positive cases, with many families needing to go into isolation and requiring additional welfare support.
Pasifika Futures receive a portion of $140 million boost for Māori and Pacific families to combat Omicron
Pasifika Futures (PFL) - the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families – recently received a boost in funding last week with the announcement of $140 million allocated for Māori and Pacific families to support them with the current Omicron outbreak.
PFL “Uber Aunties” step up to support Moana Pasifika team in time of need
At a time of excitement and anticipation with their inaugural super season on the horizon – team Moana Pasifika became another casualty of the global pandemic, with a number of the team contracting Covid-19 in Queenstown earlier this month.
“Remember, we’re all in this together” – Supporting Tongan families in NZ
Pasifika Futures’ Ngalu Fānifo segment on 531 PI had it’s first segment of 2022 last week, with the talanoa focusing on the Tonga crisis and how families can approach their growing stress and anxiety levels.
“They will understand if you let them know being vaccinated will help protect them and their family” – Covid-19 Child Vaccinations
Board Director of the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Group and Auckland pediatrician, Dr Teuila Percival (QSO, FRACP), strongly encourages Pacific families whose children are eligible - between 5 to 11 years old - to get vaccinated as Covid-19 could pose huge risks to a child’s health.
PACMAT on standby to support Tonga
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) has been swift in their response once news of the volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga was received, with preparation of a deployment team of medical professionals and specialists ready to support if requested by the Kingdom of Tonga.
Booster shot "vital" in the fight against Covid-19
With the decision from the NZ government to move the whole country into red status due to the community spread of the Omicron variant, health professionals strongly encourage the Pacific community to get fully vaccinated or if they are – seek to get their booster shot if they are eligible to do so.