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COVID-19: How to stay mentally well during lockdown

Alistar Kata talked to Clinical Psychologist Dr Elizabeth Mati about how our Pacific people can stay mentally well during lockdown.-For more information on Le Va's #CatchYourself initiative: https://www.leva.co.nz/our-work/catchyourself-Make sure you're staying up to date with the Government's Covid-19 information here: https://covid19.govt.nz/-For more information on looking after your mental wellbeing: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/Further resources: Le Va Supporting Pasifika to unleash their full potential www.leva.co.nzMental Wealth: Equipping young people to look after their mental health. www.mentalwealth.nzAtu-Mai Preventing violence by supporting families to have respectful relationships www.atumai.nzMana Restore Enhancing mental health literacy in online gaming www.manarestore.nzAunty Dee Shaping resiliency in young people with e-mental health tools www.auntydee.co.nzHelplines: 1737 - Free call or text 1737‎. Kiwis feeling down can talk to a trained counsellor for free.

Government announces $17 million COVID-19 Pacific Response Package

 A new Covid-19 testing station opened over the weekend for the Ōtara community. The New Zealand Government has allocated $17 million to further support Pacific communities in New Zealand in the fight against Covid-19, Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa announced this morning. The COVID-19 Pacific Response Package will: Support Pacific health and disability […]

Online scams targeting Pacific people

Now that everyone is staying home during the lockdown period, Emani Lui from MakaNet is urging Pasifika people to be cautious of online scams. He told John Pulu that even during this difficult time scammers can take advantage of the vulnerable.Official websites with more info: https://covid19.govt.nz/help-and-advice/for-everyone/misinformation-and-scams/ https://www.cert.govt.nz/individuals/alerts/attackers-using-covid-19-themed-scams-updated-alert/ https://www.netsafe.org.nz/covid-19-scam-spotting/ https://www.consumerprotection.govt.nz/general-help/scamwatch/

Vanilla company producing hand sanitiser for Tongan hospitals

A sumptuous touch to any recipe, Heilala Vanilla, grown and harvested in the Kingdom of Tonga, is the weapon of choice for many world-renown chefs, bakers and baking enthusiasts around the world. Heilala Vanilla’s founder, John Ross, was gifted a vanilla farm in Vava’u after he and friends from his Rotary Club came to help […]

2,956 COVID-19 Support Packages delivered to Pacific families in NZ so far

Pasifika Futures COVID-19 Support Partner The Fono, a health and social services centre, are encouraging families to contact them if they are in need of support during the Covid-19 crises. The Fono Social Services Manager Ana Aitcheson said her team are receiving almost 200 messages and phone calls a day from families requesting Covid-19 Support […]

Ōtara Markets transformed into COVID-19 testing station

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Zealand continues to climb, Pacific health workers are taking no chances and have opened a FREE drive-through testing station in South Auckland for the community. John Pulu has this story.

Pacific communities adapting to lockdown restrictions

It's been an interesting 10 days for New Zealand, and people across the country have by and large been adhering to lockdown rules. Our colleagues at Tagata Pasifika give us an update on how our Pacific communities are doing.

Pacific aged care workers work through lockdown despite the risk

As families across the country adjust to living in isolation, essential workers continue to work through the Covid-19 lockdown.Medical staff, like aged care workers, are on the frontline of providing health care to those who need it the most. Alistar Kata has this story.

“We are at ground zero” – Pacific Tourism Organisation CEO

As Covid-19 global cases pass the 1 million mark, it’s estimated there will be a 9-12% decrease in international tourist arrivals this year for the Pacific region.According to the most recent figures, Pacific tourism’s contribution to regional GDP is 11.1% in 2018 - that's around US$3.8billion.Pacific Tourism CEO Chris Cocker says it will be a long road to recovery due to the travel restrictions during the pandemic.