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“We have to work together” – Pacific leadership unified in current crisis
Collective responsibility between different organisations and Pacific providers is the thread that binds them together as Pacific communities continue to be the worst affected by New Zealand’s current Covid-19 Delta outbreak.
Pasifika Futures step up to meet the growing demand for lockdown support
Pacific families continue to seek immediate support from the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) through Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora agency for Pacific families as the Covid-19 Delta outbreak continues to worsen and Alert Level 4 lock down is extended further.
Pasifika Futures activate immediate Lockdown support for Pacific families
As we continue to live in this “New Norm” and adjust our lives to different Alert Levels, the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) through Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora agency for Pacific families – remains resolute and active in its support of Pacific families.
Cook Islands Language Week 2021: “It’s the people who pull me back to where I’m from…”
Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) President, Dr Tearikivao ‘Kiki’ Maoate (ONZM,FRACS) recently received the Tu Rangatira Health Award which honors individuals who have significantly contributed to improving the quality of life of Cook Islanders in the region.
Cook Islands Language Week 2021: Dr Aumea Herman ‘overwhelmed’ after receiving Tu Rangatira Award
Director of Pacific Health at Waitematā District Health Board, Dr Josephine Aumea Herman, was awarded the Tu Rangatira International Award which, recognises instrumental work in advancing and developing Cook Islands community and culture.
Te Maeva Nui Festival 2021: celebrating the best of Cook Islands culture
More than 1000 Cook Islands performers represented their vaka, enua, and village to celebrate their language and culture at the Te Maeva Nui Festival in Auckland over the weekend.
Kanorau Digital Training well received by Tongan Men’s Group
Tongan father Tu’uta ki Tu’atonga had never touched a laptop before until this weekend, when he attended the Kanorau Digital training in Hamilton.
Kiribati Language Week: “It connects me to my family, my ancestors, and my country”
Wellington nurse and Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) member Sailosa Kabiriera who proudly hails from Kiribati, helped establish a Kiribati women’s group – the Ribanaia Womens Group – to ensure their unique language and culture is retained and celebrated in Aotearoa.
Kiribati Language Week: Resilience in the face of hopelessness
Kiribati migrant Kabwenea Tangiraoi is not shy about sharing stories of the struggles her and her family faced when moving to Tauranga 12 years ago. Along with her husband, Jason, and their four young children, Kabwenea lived in poverty and become homeless.