Recover and Rebuild
As longstanding CEO of the Anglican Trust for Women & Children – ATWC - in the South Auckland suburb of Otahuhu, JUDY MATAIA understands the challenges and heartache of fostering among families.
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.
Barbershop where men go to heal | TEDxChristchurch
We share this TEDxChristchurch talk with Matt Brown who grew up in a violenct household and learned how important it was for men to have a place where they could be heard.
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.
Sharing the Love with Vaka Tautua
With more than 25 years' experience and expertise in health policy development, relationship management, research and evaluation, Dr AMANDA-LANUOLA DUNLOP was more than equipped to step into the role of CEO of Vaka Tautua in August 2019.
An equal footing for Pasifika Families in the South
The Pacific Island Advisory and Culture Trust (PIACT) in the Southland city of Invercargill has an important purpose.
To Our Pasifika Mums
We just want to wish all our Pacific mothers a Happy Mother's Day from the bottom of our hearts.
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
Leading the Way
Pasefika Proud Lead Advisor Marie Schmidt speaks with Radio 531 PI morning host Brian Sagala
The long-held vision to create a Tongan-focused community hub in the Auckland suburb of Ellerslie became a reality with the opening launch of the Siaola Vahefonua Tongan Methodist Family Wellbeing Service’s own offices in March 2020.
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 the Voice of Kainga Pasifika Services - Family First
In the first episode of lockdown Tevita Faka’osi talks about safe communications at home
Free Food Parcels In Auckland During Lockdown
This information is crowd-sourced so inform us if you know of any missing and we will update accordingly.
Covid-19 key messages in Pasifika Languages
New Zealand’s Ministry for Pacific Peoples have collated Covid-19 Coronavirus advice from the Ministry of Health and WHO to deliver translations in nine Pacific languages.
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.
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.
COVID-19 Self Isolation and Protecting Our Loved Ones
To stem the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus for the next four weeks, it's important that we remember to keep our children and families safe in our homes.
Latu To’omaga - how violence affects a child's development
Watch the interview Latu has with It's Not Okay
Bruised and Abused
Between 1950-1999 there were Pasifika people who were abused when in the care of the State or faith-based institutions.
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
Keeping our communities updated on COVID-19
An update on the situation at hand for our Pasifika communities to ensure the wellbeing of our friends, family and communities.
Connections and relationships paramount to strong Pacific families
Solutions for the issues plaguing our communities and families come from within our own communities
Our Pacific Communities in Self-Isolation
We share some important messages from our Pasifika communities.
Celebrating three decades of Strengthening Pacific Women
The Pacific Island Women’s Refuge (PIWR) celebrated 30 years of helping Pacific women, children and families from violence and sexual abuse.
Positive response to combat Covid-19
Inspector Peter Stokes is pleased with the response by the Pacific community amid the Covid-19 environment.
Strive for our Children to Thrive
Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft sees the need to be a “merchant of hope” for many of today’s Pacific youth
Fulfilling the dream
As one of four commissioners on the Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry, Sandra calls for the voices of the Pacific community to be heard.
#CatchYourself Respect Your Bubble by Le Va
Le Va aims to equip families with culturally appropriate information, knowledge and skills as we stay at home in isolation due to COVID-19.
Southland Loss and Grief Centre
Emotional Wellbeing phone call service offering regular phone contact to anyone feeling isolated, afraid or managing grief at this time following COVID-19 Alert Level 4 and 3 restrictions.
Subsidies to combat economic subsiding
Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is determined that those who are most vulnerable are supported, including her own Pasefika community.
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Pasefika Proud
Family violence support services are available all throughout lockdown and beyond. Find help here.
Two Worlds, One Family
Fijian-born and raised, iTaukei Lora Waqabitu grew up out west and says our cultural strength is drawn from strong Pacific families.
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
The Voice of Kainga Pasifika Services - Family FirstWith New Zealand on lockdown due to COVID-19, Tevita Faka’osi, the Voice of Kainga Pasifika Services (Dove HB) on Radio Kidknappers, stresses the need for courage, kindness and unconditional love in their programme about creating safe and healthy family relationships. LISTEN TO EPISODES from the show and remember to keep your family safe during this time and stay home, stay safe, stay Pasefika Proud. Read more
Restoring Mana during lockdown and beyondKeeping 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, according to Akarere Henry, CEO of South Waikato Pacific Island Community Services (SWPICS). Remember to stay home, stay safe, stay Pasefika Proud. And if you need help, it is available through all Alert Levels and beyond. Read more