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How to keep your mind in shape this Covid Christmas

This time of the year can be overwhelming with finances and family. Soana Aholelei chats with Psychologist Epenesa Olo-Whaanga about the stresses that can occur over this time and some tips on how to try and manage it.

Dave ‘Brown Buttabean’ Letele’s top exercises to keep fit over the summer

Fitness fanatic Dave 'Buttabean' Letele and his crew Phil Tele'a and Ina Walters share a quick but valuable workout for you to do at home during the festive season.#BBM

Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health – Dr Analosa Veukiso-Ulugia

Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding. Dr Analosa Veukiso-Ulugia has been awarded a Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project ‘Nesian Narratives – enhancing sexuality education for Pacific communities’. The three-year initiative will involve […]

Samoan surf lifeguard urges Pacific peoples to be cautious this summer

Pasifika have the highest fatal beach drowning rate over the last 10 years in Aotearoa. Samoan surf lifeguard John Tuia is urging Pacific communities to be extra cautious around the water this summer.

Top medical student Leilani Grace-Richardson’s speech | SunPix Awards 2020

Watch ProCare Pacific Top Year 5 Medical Student at the University of Auckland, Leilani-Grace Richardson's speech."Young Pasifika out there - consider a career in health. Know that we need you. We need more Pasifika doctors, more Pasifika nurses, more Pasifika midwives. There is support out there for you, and we are all strong together."#SunPixAwards2020

Dr Apisalome Talemaitoga’s speech | SunPix Awards 2020

Watch Pasifika Futures Pacific Health & Wellbeing Award Winner Dr Api Talemaitoga's speech. Dr Talemaitoga is Chief Advisor, Pacific at the Ministry of Health, Chair of the Pasifika GP Network and has two GP practices in Christchurch and South Auckland. During the Covid-19 lockdowns in New Zealand he could be seen on our screens giving crucial clinical information and messages of hope."Let's not lose our narrative. Let's take hold of it and own it. That's the way we'll go forward. Vinaka vakalevu."

Clinical Nurse Director Safaato’a Fereti’s speech | SunPix Awards 2020

Pasifika Futures Pacific Health & Wellbeing Award Winner Safaato’a (To'a) Fereti's speech. To'a is the Clinical Nurse Director of Medicine at Counties Manukau Health, Chair of the New Zealand Nursing Council and President of the Pan Pacific Nurses Association."It is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, and the current Covid-19 pandemic has brought a focus on the vital work that nurses and midwives have done to respond to this calling."#SunPixAwards2020

Pasifika Medical Association CEO Debbie Sorenson’s speech | SunPix Awards 2020

Debbie Sorenson, CEO of the Pasifika Medical Association, accepts the PHARMAC Pacific Service Excellence Award. PMA has taken a leadership role during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing information, support and keeping our communities in touch with one another.

Meet the CEO of the Pasifika Medical Association | SunPix Awards 2020

Meet CEO Debbie Sorensen of the Pasifika Medical Association, recipient of the PHARMAC Pacific Service Excellence Award at the 2020 SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards. PMA took a leadership role during the Covid-19 lockdowns in Aotearoa providing information, support and keeping our communities in touch with one another.#SunPixAwards2020