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PFL Partner Series: South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services
The South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services (SWPICS) is based in Tokoroa and focuses on serving Pacific families in the South Waikato region. Through their services, they aim to enable families to improve their health and wellbeing and to reach their full potential.
PFL Partner Series: Taulanga Ū
Based in the South Auckland suburb of Mangere is Taulanga Ū, an organisation that stemmed from the Free Church of Tonga. The organisation was established in 2018 with the aim to provide health services and social support to their community that are predominantly within their 34 church branches located around New Zealand.
PFL Partner Series: Etu Pasifika Canterbury
We caught up with the team at Etu Pasifika Canterbury to talk about the work they do to serve Pacific families in the Canterbury region. We also got to speak to a father who has received support from the team at Etu for him and his family.
Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora Conference an opportunity to connect and reflect
The Pasifika Futures (PFL) Whānau Ora Conference saw PFL partners from across the country gather together over two days to reflect on the past few years. The conference was an opportunity to facilitate thought provoking talanoa, informing partners and Whānau Ora Navigators on how to continue better serving Pacific families in New Zealand.
2023 Whānau Ora Awards: A night of celebration and acknowledgement
As part of the Pasifika Futures (PFL) Whānau Ora Conference, PFL held a dinner and awards ceremony to acknowledge its partners and Whānau Ora Navigators for their work in serving Pacific families and communities. With the last conference being in 2019, the evening was an opportunity to reflect as well as celebrate as a collective.
Pacific Mental Health Commissioner launched at Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora Conference 2023
The Pacific Mental Health Commissioner was officially launched today at the Pasifika Futures (PFL) Whānau Ora Conference. The work of the commissioner will be delivered through PFL's Ngalu Fānifo mental health service. This initiative has been established with the purpose of improving mental health and well-being outcomes for Pacific people, families, and communities.
"Navigating New Waters" - Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora Conference 2023
Pasifika Futures (PFL), the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families, will be holding its Whānau Ora Conference in Auckland from March 23rd – March 24th 2023. The conference will see PFL's partners from across the country gather together to connect and talanoa about their work in serving Pacific families. The theme for the conference is "Kaveinga nako'anga Ou – Navigating New Waters."
PFL Partner Series: Tangata Atumotu Trust
Tangata Atumotu Trust (TAT) have been providing and delivering health and social services to Christchurch's Pasifika community for over 21 years. Through their work in the community, they have established a strong community outreach and reputation for serving their Pacific community in Christchurch.
International Women's Day 2023: Dressed In Confidence
Pacific entrepreneur, fashion enthusiast and Founder of the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show, Nora Swann, has had a busy start to 2023 already, running a number of Dressed in Confidence programmes in the Pacific community – a programme she founded to encourage others to embrace the skin they're in.
PFL partners on the ground to support RSE workers in the Hawke's Bay
Pasifika Futures (PFL) partners, SIAOLA and Etu Pasifika (Auckland & Christchurch) are currently on the ground in the Hawke's Bay region supporting RSE workers affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. PFL have currently invested $2.14 million towards flood relief support for Auckland as well as support for the Hawke's Bay.
PACMAT & Pasifika Futures mobilise to respond to cyclone aftermath in Hawke's Bay region
Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) will be deploying a medical assistance team (PACMAT) today with a focus on assessing needs for those in the Hawke's Bay Region affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. The PACMAT team will travel to Napier before heading to Gisborne on Sunday. Pasifika Futures (PFL), the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families, have also donated $50,000 towards support for RSE workers and the Tongan community in Hastings.
Helping families through their call centre and evacuation centre assistance: Etu Pasifika Auckland's flood and cyclone response
Etu Pasifika Auckland have continued to respond to families' needs through their Etu Rere Call Centre, following the impact of the recent floods and cyclone. They also continue to provide medical support to evacuation centres such as the Henderson Evacuation Centre, with a team of five recently sent to support evacuees from Muriwai.