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Meet the founder of USO Bike Ride, Chris Te’o

Meet Ministry For Pacific Peoples Community Leadership Award Winner Chris Te'o. Chris is the founder of USO Bike Ride, an organisation that uses cycling to raise cancer awareness in the Māori and Pacific communities, and set up the Bikes in Schools Programme for children in Porirua.#SunPixAwards2019

GPs concerned about the drop in doctor’s visits during Covid-19 lockdown

Associate Clinical Director for Pacific at ProCare Health Dr Justine Mesui spoke with Tagata Pasifika about the importance of Pacific people seeking medical assistance for health conditions not related to Covid-19.

Meet Top Pacific Medical Student Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati | SunPix Awards 2019

Meet the 2019 ProCare Top Year 5 Pacific Medical Student at the University of Auckland, Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati.

Ikuna Taste conquering sweet-tooths with healthy desserts

She used to work in finance, specializing in investment management. Now, Manurewa local Pauline Fotu-Moala specializes in making delicious treats and desserts - without the guilt. Ikuna Taste is Pauline's new venture, creating affordable Keto, Plant-based and Paleo goodies for her customers.

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.

“No one is immune” – Sela Alo speaks from quarantine after positive test

Sela Alo spoke with Tagata Pasifika after his diagnosis with Covid-19. He shared a strong message to Pacific communities of the importance to stay home and stay local.

The Samoan woman at the head of Ōtara Health on a mission to change health in South Auckland

Magele Sosefina Paletaoga has recently been appointed the new CEO of Ōtara Health after years of work as an educator. As the head of one of the key health bodies in South Auckland, she’s determined to serve the needs of Pacific families through Covid-19 and beyond.

BBM Ward: Dave Letele’s new healthy lifestyle programme

Buttabean Motivation founder Dave Letele is expanding his empire with a new healthy lifestyle programme.