Pasifika Addictions Leadership Day

The Drua Pasifika Addictions Network brings together Pasifika addiction workers to share knowledge, innovation, effective prevention and treatment intervention strategies to enhance Pasifika access to resources and solutions. Drua Network supports culturally competent approaches and solutions to addictions workforce development.


  • 22
    5 hours, Wed 9:30 AM - Wed 2:30 PM
    • Free
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Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo ni and Kia ora koutou,

The Drua Pasifika Addictions Network in partnership with Le Va is delighted to invite you to the 2022 Pasifika Addictions Leadership Day – a time to come together, reconnect and share knowledge and innovations around Pasifika addictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Date: 22 June 2022
  • Time: 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Venue: Sorrento in the Park, Auckland

Drua is the name given to the sacred double-hulled Fijian canoes of gigantic proportions, renowned for their innovative design, craftsmanship and ability to transport up to 300 people at a time. The Drua was a product of considerable group endeavour, requiring total community involvement in its construction. Drua symbolises the bringing together of peoples’ skills and knowledge to construct and voyage in one vessel to new horizons.


This conference is for emerging and established Pasifika leaders working in the addiction sector. 

 We look forward to seeing you there.

Fakaaue lahi mahaki,

The team from Drua and Le Va

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.