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Queens Birthday Honours 2022: Gabrielle-Sisifo Makisi (QSM)
Founder of Vinepa Trust - a Pasifika Futures partner - Gabrielle-Sisifo Makisi, has been honored with a Queens Service Medal (QSM) for services to Pacific Communities and Education, in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2022.
Ngalu Fānifo: Exploring Mindful tasks that settle busy minds
Pasifika Futures’ weekly Ngalu Fānifo segment on Radio 531 P.I which focuses on mental health and wellbeing continues its recent focus on practical approaches to alleviating stress and anxiety with mindfulness tasks designed to settle one’s nerves and bring about a sense of calmness.
Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022: Rev. Hiueni Nuku (QSM)
The recent Queen’s Birthday Honors List for 2022 saw a number of Pacific leaders recognised for their contributions to the Pacific community. Included in this list is the Chair for the Wellington Tongan Leaders Council – a Pasifika Futures partner - Reverend Hiueni Nuku.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation – de-stressing for improved mental health
Pasifika Futures’ Ngalu Fānifo segment on 531 PI recently focused on the use of “progressive muscle relaxation” exercises to help ease stress and anxiety.
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.
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.