Tagata Pasifika

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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.

“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.

Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann’s Speech | SunPix Awards 2019

Pasifika Futures Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award Winner Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann's heartfelt speech."Ian, to you and to our family and to our friends and colleagues, this award is for all of us."Fuimaono is a veteran health consultant, a role model for young Pacific people, and the strongest advocate for fa'afafine in New Zealand and the world.#SunPixAwards2019

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.

TP+ Nesian Bites: Pacific-inspired platters

It all began in her kitchen creating colourful and tasty platters for her son. Now, with the help of The Kitchen Project, food artist and registered caterer Theresa Devoe Mose runs Nesian Bites, a fully fledged catering service offering Pacific-inspired platters, grazing tables and more.

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.

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

Meet Clinical Nurse Director Safaato’a Fereti | SunPix Awards 2020

Meet Pasifika Futures Pacific Health & Wellbeing Award Winner Safaato’a (To'a) Fereti. As Clinical Nurse Director of Medicine at Counties Manukau Health, Chair of the New Zealand Nursing Council and President of the Pan Pacific Nurses Association, To'a has contributed significantly to multiple health projects locally and internationally and is a leader in the Covid-19 nursing response.#SunPixAwards2020

More work needed for Pasifika in Health and Disability System Review – Dr Colin Tukuitonga

The Health and Disability System Review released this week was touted as a shake up of the health system. But Pacific health leaders are disappointed that the report says little about the needs of Pasifika people.