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Our purpose

Le Va’s purpose

Le Va’s purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential.

We support and encourage this by carefully designing and developing evidence-based resources, tools, information, knowledge and support services for the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

And, we do this all while recalling our traditional values, and applying them safely, in a contemporary way.

Check out our video that showcases our work and purpose.

Le Va – the space that relates

Traditionally, for Pasifika people, sacred relationships exist between people, as well as between people and the environment, ancestors and the heavens. To nurture the va is to respect and maintain the sacred space, harmony and balance within relationships.

In spirit, we work with those delivering mental health, disability, addictions, public health, suicide prevention, violence prevention, primary prevention and general health and wellbeing services to develop flourishing Pasifika communities who are reaching their full potential.

We believe that the solutions lie within our own communities, so that’s where you’ll find us. We walk alongside churches, sports clubs, education centres and relevant groups with large Pasifika populations to ensure the right knowledge, skills and information is reaching the right people at the right time.

Our logo

The Le Va symbol is a collection of Pacific motifs portraying the strong and respectful relationships between people, organisations, communities and societies that are maintained by Va, and it conveys Le Va as a Pacific organisation. It also draws upon the colours and shapes from the natural environments of the Pacific Islands.


The green leaves reaching to the sky represent new life, hope, blue-sky-thinking and innovation. Our work here focuses on fostering vibrant Pacific leaders and creating space for systems transformation.
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Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.