Our Pacific Communities in Self-Isolation
Now that we’ve passed the first week of self-isolating as a nation, we share some important messages from our Pasifika communities about how to keep being safe, hygienic and respectful during lockdown and beyond. Remember to stay home, stay safe and stay
#CatchYourself Respect Your Bubble by Le Va
Le Va aims to equip families with culturally appropriate information, knowledge and skills to maintain respectful relationships with people in their ‘bubble’ while we stay at home in isolation due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Self Isolation and Protecting Our Loved Ones
As Aotearoa now settles into self-isolation, 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.
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.
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.
Strive for our Children to Thrive
Appointed in 2016, Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft sees the need to be a “merchant of hope” for many of today’s Pacific youth, and is adamant about “a Pasefika by Pasefika” approach where community support remains key
West Auckland Tuvalu Youth: Tuvaluan Values
“Our parents came from the islands for us to have a better future here.” The young West Auckland Tuvaluans focus on culture and their parents’ migration in their Pasefika Proud Malie Young People Aotearoa Project.
Connections and relationships paramount to strong Pacific families
Judge Faumui Penelope (Lope) Ginnen firmly believes that solutions for the issues plaguing our communities and families come from within our own 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.
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
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.
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.
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
Pasefika Proud is to proud to release "Say Something", a family violence prevention video produced by Porirua Elim Christian Centre.
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.
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.
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
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.
We need all families to get the FREE measles vaccine from their doctor to stop further spread in the community.
Christchurch draft Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2019 – 2023 Talanoa
MSD is holding a workshop/talanoa in Christchurch
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Ete Eteuati Opens Up on Family Violence
Ete shared his story at the Pasefika Proud Nga Vaka o Kaiga Tapu: Pathways to Wellbeing Fono
COVID-19 Self Isolation and Protecting Our Loved OnesAs Aotearoa now settles into self-isolation, 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. It's understandable that some people may be feeling vulnerable, however family violence services will not be limited during the lockdown, and crisis lines will continue to operate. Read more
West Auckland Tuvalu Youth: Tuvaluan Values“Our parents came from the islands for us to have a better future here.” The young West Auckland Tuvaluans focus on culture and their parents’ migration in their Pasefika Proud Malie Young People Aotearoa Project. The video is a reminder to Tuvaluans around NZ of their roots and how to live purposeful, violence-free lives through unique Tuvaluan cultural values for this generation and the next. Watch the video Read more