Southern Samoan Youth group provide HOPE to family harm survivors
Dunedin’s Malie Samoan Youth group have produced an inspiring, heart-warming video for the Pasefika Proud Malie Young People Aotearoa project
Two Worlds, One Family
Fijian-born and raised, iTaukei Lora Waqabitu was five when her family moved to New Zealand in 1997. She grew up out west and says our cultural strength is drawn from strong Pacific families.
Great White Sunday Expectations
Poloma Iosefa, also known as MOMEACHOKES, reminisces about his White Sundays of years gone-by, as he positively encourages his own children in their first of many Lotu Tamaiti
Treasuring Our Older Adults
Malia Hamani from TOA - Treasure Older Adults - Pacific reveals how to prevent elder abuse and neglect by sharing the no-blame approach its Pacific workers adopt.
Trauma-informed approach when working with Pasifika people
Pacific social service provider Le Va has produced this learning module to raise awareness of the effects of trauma and a trauma-informed approach when working with Pasifika people and families
Southern Youths' Song of Motivation
The Dunedin Malie Samoan Youth Group have co-written a song for Pasefika Proud about their life experiences in their shoes.
Apply to join a new Community Advisory Group
We want to improve the way we work with community service providers to achieve our shared outcomes.
Tackling the Silence of Family Violence
Porirua ELIM Church’s family violence prevention video producer Glenys Ngateina, along with Ace and Landa Tolai, who play the parents in the video, speak about the impact the video has had
Kiribati Migration Story
Our latest story in the Migration and Legacy series of our Pacific mothers features Betuao Chung, who migrated to New Zealand from Kiribati in 1981
We need all families to get the FREE measles vaccine from their doctor to stop further spread in the community.
Counselling for Pasifika by Pasifika
Chief Executive of Langima’a Oceania Counselling Service Rev Saane Langi says their Pacific-focused service in South Auckland was born from a healed brokenness that now seeks to help others heal.
Pasefika Proud is to proud to release "Say Something", a family violence prevention video produced by Porirua Elim Christian Centre.
Christchurch draft Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2019 – 2023 Talanoa
MSD is holding a workshop/talanoa in Christchurch
Te Olaga Ola Filemu – A Life Embraced With Peace and Wellbeing
The Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust hosted the launch of the Tuvalu Family Violence Prevention Plan at the Kelston Community Centre in West Auckland on Saturday June 29.
Culture and Values informing strong Pacific families
Dr Konai Helu Thaman proved more than an appropriate key note speaker at the Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu Pathways to Wellbeing Fono.
New Family Violence Laws Effective 1 July 2019
Pasefika Proud supporter Rev. Saane Langi, Chief Executive of Pacific counselling service in South Auckland Langima’a Oceania Counselling, explains the new legislation passed by Parliament
Coping with Distress
Please be mindful of our Muslim community, our hearts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends. We have some information and mental health advice for coping after a traumatic event for those who need it.
Nga Vaka Fono emphasises importance of culture in preventing Family Violence
The Pasefika Proud-sponsored The Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing Fono
Stronger for speaking Samoan
Speaking Samoan strengthened the relationship between reporter Laumata Lauano and her parents
UN Women Support Act to Empower
MWCSD took action to empower women and girls to take a firm stance against domestic violence
Strengthening Porirua’s Pacific families
Theresa Nimarota (pictured left), CEO of Taeaomanino Trust and Thomas Isaako (pictured right), Manager of Counselling and Addictions, talk about Taeaomanino’s services to support their families during stressful times
Preserving Pacific languages to build stronger families
Pacific cultures are a strength that can be used positively to prevent violence within families
Measuring and Preventing Poverty
The New Zealand Poverty Measurement Project is not primarily focused on family violence or culture. But Charles Waldegrave is adamant culture is critical to it.
Great White Sunday ExpectationsWhite Sunday for many Pasifika churches has been a time to celebrate children and a time of togetherness and performance. For some children, however, it is a time of stress and pressure. Poloma Iosefa, also known as MOMEACHOKES, reminisces about his White Sundays of years gone by as he positively encourages his own children in their first of many Lotu Tamaiti (Children’s Sundays/White Sundays) Read more
Treasuring Our Older AdultsIt is part of our cultures to take care of and treasure our matua (elders). But as many as one in 10 elderly people in New Zealand experience some kind of elder abuse. Malia Hamani from TOA - Treasure Older Adults - Pacific reveals how to prevent elder abuse and neglect by sharing the no-blame approach its Pacific workers adopt. Read more