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  • K'aute Pasifika Welcomes New CEO

    Ni Sabula vinaka, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Talohani, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa, Mauri, Tena koutou and greetings.

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  • Waikato Nesian Festival 2016

    It was Hamilton’s turn to celebrate their Pacific roots, Waikato Nesian Festival 2016, with great food, great performances, great atmosphere and beautiful people.

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  • Pasifika staff lose 163 kgs to promote healthy lifestyle to community

    For the past six months the team at K'aute Pasifika Trust has been working with personal trainer Roz Training on a health and well-being programme, involving a nutrition and exercise programme. The results have been amazing, with the team losing 163kg in total so far, and we are still going! 

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  • Relay for Life

    An inspiring annual event to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the Cancer Society.

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  • Waikato Nesian Festival

    It’s time to come together to celebrate our diverse Pacific heritage at the Hamilton Nesian Festival, coming up on Saturday 16th April 2016 at Claudelands Common Grounds.

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  • Launch of the new Pan-Pacific Early Learning Centre

    Our local Aere Tai Regional provider are launching a new Pan-Pacific Early Learning Centre on Saturday the 13th February 2016.

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  • Gisborne feels like Home

    Bruce Van Dorp has seasonal workers from all parts of the globe working at his Gisborne orchard throughout the year. But for more than two decades it’s those from the Kingdom of Tonga which have proved the mainstay of his workforce.

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  • Turning Perception of Pacific to Positive

    When Makisua Faletutulu, or Mac as he is commonly known, returned to the Hawke’s Bay to help run the King’s Force Health Charitable Trust in Napier, he was determined to establish strong relationships with the local Pacific community.

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  • Rotorua Trust Re-emerges in Style

    Meeting the needs of the Rotorua’s growing Pacific population has seen the Rotorua Pacific Islands Development Charitable Trust, Aere Tai’s Rotorua provider, increase activity in recent years with new services introduced and a stunning Pasifika Fun Day held annually in February as a milestone event for local community.

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  • A Welcome Away from Home

    John and Tutai Ngatikaura’s Tokoroa home might be small, but their welcome is warm and plentiful whenever SWPICS community nurse Kerry Stowers calls by to perform her regular home-based medical check-ups on the pair.

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  • Papa Andrew's Appreciation

    Papa Andrew recalls arriving from the Cook Islands in the late 1950s to work at the Kinleith paper mill when Tokoroa was barely a town.

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  • Tevita’s Eternal Gratitude

    The tears running down Tevita’s Pohiva’s cheeks are tears of thankfulness. Having spent close to two decades in Australia successfully running a business, he discovered the so-called lucky country was not so generous when his deteriorating health - due to diabetes - began to take its toll.

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  • An E.P.I.K. time for Tauranga Pacific youth

    Tauranga’s Chris Tongalea knows all about the benefits Pacific sporting role models can provide.

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  • Gisborne provides a warm welcome to Pacific People

    Like many migrants, Pauli Maafu was happy to move from town to town to secure work when he first arrived in New Zealand from Tonga (Kolovai in Tongatapu) in the 1970s. 

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  • Rotorua Kids Power Up

    With six children aged from three to 17, Tenei Peato has her hands full. But one event the family always look forward to is the Pasifika Power Up programme held at Sunset Primary School in Rotorua.

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  • Nursing to good health

    Tausilia Letufuga recalls plenty of jobs being available when she arrived in Gisborne city as a young woman in the mid-1970s. Job opportunities attracted family members, including her mother, and other Samoans. With it church congregations and community groups were formed.

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  • Whanau Ora – providing genuine support

    When Maluhola Tu’atonga and her family moved to Hamilton from Wellington in July 2014, she and her husband arrived without employment and with two young daughters to care for.

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  • Strength in Numbers

    The Aere Tai Pacific Midland Collective is an organisation ahead of its time. In an increasingly competitive environment, its group of Pacific health, education, community and social services providers scattered across the vast Midlands region have been working together 

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  • Taranaki’s Man of the Moment

    New Plymouth’s Pacific community may be small in number, but their sense of pride is huge. For local Policeman and Taranaki Daily News Person of the Year 2014 Nelson Pulotu, strong links with community make all the difference in changing their outcomes for the better.

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  • Rosie’s leaf of Faith

    When a Pacific family arrives in New Plymouth and connects with Aere Tai’s local provider the Vaimoana Pasifika Charitable Trust, there’s a good chance Fijian Rosie Belau will be there to welcome them with a bunch of taro leaves.

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