Honouring our Elders
The Tuaāsinasina o Ranui programme hosted and launched at the Ranui Pacific Island Presbyterian Church on March 18 2021 stems from within its West Auckland Samoan parish community.
Michel Mulipola's role helps Pasefika youth navigate the digital waters and space with greater safety and respect
Facebook partnered with the Save the Children to deliver an online safety campaign for the Pacific.
Celebrating International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021
The 2021 theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fijian-Indian youth in Aotearoa forge a new sense of identity and pride
While their journeys differ in the fact that the Indian community began arriving in Fiji 140 years ago, Fijian-Indians have also adapted and assimilated to living in Fiji.
Pacific Young People’s Understanding of Family Violence
In 2019 MSD commissioned Malatest International to undertake qualitative research to canvass young Pacific people’s perspectives on family relationships and family violence.
MJ’s Best of both worlds
A strong sense of independence, resilience and faith runs through Tongan-born Mary Jane Kivalu, or MJ as she’s known.
Rising to the Challenge
Descended from a Samoan family of missionaries and church ministers who provided pastoral care across the Pacific generations ago, Delphina Soti recalls listening to stories of past sabbaticals partaken in the Pacific
Keeping Families Safe working for a peaceful and non-violent Christmas
Let’s work together to ensure our Pasefika communities enjoy a safe, peaceful and violence-free family Christmas during the festive season.
Ending Violence Against Women
Through a 10-year commitment, Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development – Pacific Women connects more than 170 gender equality initiatives implemented across 14 Pacific Island countries.
Supporting Recent Migrant Victims
Action on family violence is a priority for the NZ Government. A number of reports from 2018 refer to the necessity to do more to increase awareness of family violence issues.
In August 2020 The Backbone Collective released a report prepared for the Ministry of Social Development detailing what longer term support would have helped some women
Pasifika Collective Well-Being during the COVID-19 Crisis
Although based in Australia there's a link to how our Pasifika have responded to the pressures and parameters of a pandemic with innovative ways of nurturing our collective well-being
Gagana Tokelau youth taking to the Language
As a founding member and Minister for the Congregational Church of Tokelau in Porirua, Reverend Elder Tui Fakafotu Sopoaga received a QSM medal for services to the Tokelauan community in 2019.
Finding Faith in Fiji
Daren Kamali’s late grandparents are among the many fond memories of his childhood upbringing in Fiji.
Connections and relationships paramount to strong Pacific families
Solutions for the issues plaguing our communities and families come from within our own communities
Unitec Academic Programme Manager ‘Aulola (Lola) Fuka Lino has fond memories recalling growing up as a child in Tonga.
Koko Samoa Youth Show Team: Maintaining Healthy Family Relationships with Gagana Samoa
For Samoan Language Week, we speak to the Koko Samoa Youth Show team who grace our airwaves every Saturday night from 6pm to 10pm on Radio Samoa 1593AM (and livestreamed on Facebook).
Tuvaluans on the Rise
New Zealand's first Tuvaluan Christian congregation has opened a stunning new church in West Auckland that has been decades in the making and perfectly timed to celebrate Tuvalu Language Week 2020.
Covid-19 Help And Support
COVID-19 is causing stress and uncertainty for many, but it’s especially hard for people living with family violence and sexual violence.
As chairperson of the Vagahau Niue Trust based at Favona School in Mangere, South Auckland, Mele Nemaia has been a leader in promoting and preserving her Niue language in New Zealand for decades.
Latu To’omaga - how violence affects a child's development
Watch the interview Latu has with It's Not Okay
Unearthing Abuse Without Care
The Royal Commission of Inquiry: Abuse in Care aims to uncover what happened to children, young people and vulnerable adults in state and faith-based care in New Zealand between the years 1950-99
Growing Support for Pacific Language Weeks
The increasing popularity among Pacific communities celebrating Pacific Language Weeks has received a further boost with funding from the Ministry of Pacific Peoples.
Our Pacific Communities in Self-Isolation
We share some important messages from our Pasifika communities.
Service and Selflessness
One evening a week the Isaia family, Sue, Pati and their daughters Paige, 14, and Ember, 12, pack the boot of their car with pots, a shiny steel kettle and a menu sign board and head to a soup kitchen in South Auckland.
Continuing and Strengthening Pathways for Change
The Hon. Poto Williams, Associate Minister for Social Development, celebrated the launch of Pasefika Proud’s Pathways for Change 2019-2023
Honouring our EldersThe Tuaāsinasina o Ranui programme hosted and launched at the Ranui PIPC Presbyterian Church on March 18 2021 stems from within its West Auckland parish community. The Church was established in 1952, its parishioners span across at least four generations among a close-knit fellowship of more than 200 worshippers strongly connected to the church and its innovative programmes Read more