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.
Director of AUT Pacific Islands Families Study Dr El-Shadan Tautolo talks about its important research for fathering behaviour and how it impacts on the development of their children.
Pacific Perspectives on Family Violence
Researcher, lecturer and PhD Fuafiva Fa’alau, from the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, along with Sharyn Wilson, BCouns, MNZCCA, collaborated in a paper titled Pacific perspectives and family violence in New Zealand.
Better to Give Than Receive
A lifelong love of dance, performing and education has enabled John Kiria, who hails from the Cook Islands and of Aitutaki and Rakahanga lineage, to see the world.
Overcoming the Odds
The community-minded couple of Rob and Emelita (Zee) Luisi have been pivotal in turning around that perception through their love and leadership with its youth and remain determined to continue making a positive difference.
Creation Narratives to Work with Family Violence
Polytech Institutions Whitireia New Zealand and Weltec are seeking interest to participate in a research study, which has been approved by the Ethics and Research Committee and undertaken by Apolonia Muldrock.
Language - A Powerful Tool for Kiribati Families
Lydia Teatao emigrated from Kiribati to New Zealand in 2006 with her three children and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Porirua, Wellington.
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
Redemption, forgiveness and communication
As his marriage deteriorated following his infidelity, Tony Faifai, aka Buks, found God. He formed his relationship with God and was given the chance to form a healthier relationship with his wife and children.
Building healthy relationships through Kainga Pasifika tools and skills
The Voice Of Kainga Pasifika Services Tevita Faka’osi aired an episode on tools and skills to help build healthy relationships, bringing in a couple who completed Kainga Pasifika Services’ 16-session family violence-prevention programme.
Prayers for lone hospitalised patient answered
When New Zealand’s last hospitalised COVID-19 patient was sedated in ICU for over a month, doctors feared Lilian Su’a would not survive.
Lockdown Messages from Pasefika Proud
Over the COVID-19 lockdown period we were given advice and courage from different areas of our Pasifika communities to stay home, stay kind, stay safe and stay Pasefika Proud.
Pasefika Proud Breaking Silence with Stuff
Following the strong traction of Pasefika Proud’s Say Something video, in which ELIM Porirua Church participated in to raise awareness of family violence, Ace, Landa and their son, Lavakhi
Mates Construction – Anger in your bubble?
Mates in Construction New Zealand have some advice about coping with stress, anxiety and anger during this uncertain time.
The power of words | TEDxYouth Christchurch
Sala Tiatia experienced domestic violence for the first time when he was 6 years old however verbal abuse hurt Sala’s internal world the most—until one particular English class, with one particular English teacher, turned Sala’s dark world around.
Restoring Mana during lockdown and beyond
Keeping in touch with families to provide an outlet to share the frustrations and challenges on a daily or ‘as need’ basis is proving helpful during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Factoring Faith, Culture and Tradition Into Resiliency
Tualoaina Latu To’omaga can relate to experiencing and witnessing family violence and abuse.
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).
Bruised and Abused
Between 1950-1999 there were Pasifika people who were abused when in the care of the State or faith-based institutions.
Our Pacific Communities in Self-Isolation
We share some important messages from our Pasifika communities.
Connections and relationships paramount to strong Pacific families
Solutions for the issues plaguing our communities and families come from within our own communities
Pacific Leadership Makes Pasefika Proud
Pasefika Proud congratulates all the recipients from the Pacific who were honoured at the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours List.
Leading the Way
Pasefika Proud Lead Advisor Marie Schmidt speaks with Radio 531 PI morning host Brian Sagala
Pasifika Funerals in Alert Level 4
Our cultural and traditional practices must change. This makes it even more important that we treat each other with kindness, love and respect.
Nga Vaka O Kaiga Tapu Family Violence Prevention Radio Talanoa
Loaded with knowledge from Pasefika Proud’s Samoan, Tongan, Kiribati, Tuvaluan, Tokelauan, Fijian, Cook Islands and Niuean Nga Vaka o Kaiga Tapu frameworks.
Pacific Islands Womens Refuge creating safe bubbles
Ani Vahua, coordinator of the Pacific Island Womens’ Refuge (PIWR) reflects on how they’ve responded to the calls for help by Pasifika women during Alert Level 4 and beyond
Latu To’omaga - how violence affects a child's development
Watch the interview Latu has with It's Not Okay
Pasifika Police ask us to Stay Home and Stay Safe to Save Lives
They ask us in our Pacific languages to adhere to the COVID Alert Level 4 lockdown rules
A peaceful language for a resilient family
Director of SunPix Ngaire Fuata shares what it means to hear the Rotuman language spoken as someone who grew up celebrating her culture but not being able to speak Rotuman.
Overcoming the OddsThe West Auckland suburb of Ranui has experienced its share of family violence. But when the community-minded couple of Rob Luisi and his wife Emelita (Zee) Luisi were invited to attend a community meeting in the west Auckland suburb of Ranui in 1999, they were surprised but delighted to hear what was potentially in store for them. Read more
Continuing and Strengthening Pathways for ChangeThe Hon. Poto Williams, Associate Minister for Social Development, celebrated the launch of Pasefika Proud’s Pathways for Change 2019-2023, which identifies and sets the priorities and thinking, culminating in the Pathways for Change 2019-2023 framework. It was launched in Wellington on July 6 alongside the Ministry of Social Development’s fellow Violence Prevention Frameworks – E Tū Whānau and It’s Not Ok. Read more