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“Let's all get vaccinated so we can see our families” – Second Niue Vaccination Drive
In line with the national drive to get as many people vaccinated before Christmas, the Niue community are running their second mass vaccination event in Auckland, following their first event last month which saw nearly 1,000 people get vaccinated.
Pacific leadership encourage government support for community led solutions to post Covid-19 future
In a recent talanoa panel for 531 P.I’s Pacific Mornings show CEO of Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) and Pasifika Futures (PFL), Debbie Sorensen, and PMA member, Dr Collin Tukuitonga, shared their thoughts around the state of the current national Covid-19 strategy and how this will impact our Pacific community now and in the future.
Niue Language Week 2021: True success is being grounded in your roots
Being deeply rooted in your culture and being proud to be from the Pacific is how Niue youth and Pasifika Medical Association Communications Advisor, Hele Ikimotu, describes success.
A legacy of selfless service – Remembering Dr Andrew MacDiarmid
Tributes are flowing in with the sudden passing of Tauranga based Orthopaedic Surgeon and Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) member Dr Andrew MacDiarmid.
New pathway for Covid-19 puts Pasifika people at risk
The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) welcomes the decision by Government to outline a pathway for Aotearoa to move towards a Covid-19 Protection Framework. We note the intention to shift to the new framework when DHBs reach 90% full vaccination. This will be important to allow Pacific communities to plan with some certainty.
Normalizing family “check in’s” as part of healthy Pacific family talanoa
Pasifika Futures’ (PFL) Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on 531 P.I completed its third show last week with Dr Siale Foliaki, offering extended insights from the previous show on stress and anxiety.
Number of Pasifika high school students now working full time a growing concern
DJ Tuaru Temu tears up when he thinks how many Pasifika high school students are working full time to support their families who’ve lost income due to Covid-19.
“Have a plan…and some fun” – Managing stress and anxiety
The Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment, completed its second show last week with Dr Siale Foliaki addressing a couple of key mental health concerns that we all face in our day to day lives which have been compounded during the current Alert Level restrictions: Stress and anxiety.
Fiji aiming to be “Champions” both on and off the field – Fiji/Rotuma Vaccination Drive
The Fijian and Rotuman community in Auckland are intensifying their fight against Covid with their community’s vaccination drive which started yesterday and continues today and tomorrow at the Māngere Centre Park in Favona.
“We’re a community of faith and family…We will be okay”
In a recent talanoa on 531 Pacific Mornings radio show, Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families – CEO Mrs Debbie Sorensen reassured Pacific families across the country that their wide range of support is still available and accessible for all who need immediate or interim assistance.
Pasifika Futures’ complete wrap around support eases stress for new mother in MIQ
Regardless of recent government announcements around changes with Alert Level restrictions for various regions, the demand from Pacific families for support continues to grow and so Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families – will continue to respond to these needs.