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Media release: Youth wellbeing focus for Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Toloa scholarships

We know school responsibilities are one of the top stressors that contribute to worsening mental health. – Denise Kingi-Uluave Le Va have been appointed by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) to deliver its national youth wellbeing programme, Niu Wave, for Pasifika secondary students who have been awarded Toloa scholarships. The Toloa Secondary School Scholarships […]

Published March 9, 2022
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New Polynesian meditation app for a ‘home’ within

‘Within our ancestral voices are some true answers to healing’ – Rob Williams A Moana movie style meditation series is set to launch through the newly developed ‘Feel App’. Home and Away actor and founder of the app Rob Williams speaks of his collaboration with Opetaia Foa’i – the musician behind the popular Moana movie, […]

Published February 10, 2022
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Lutia i Puava ae mapu i Fagalele – a reflection by Taito Eddie Tuiavii

While it’s perfectly normal and quite understandable to let fear paralyse us into inaction and self-doubt, we each must cultivate a source of inspiration that we can call upon to help keep us grounded and motivated.

Published February 10, 2022
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8,000 LifeKeepers – a milestone!

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini! The success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success, but the success of the collective. As we approach the conclusion of another full year, the Le Va LifeKeepers team reflect on the year that has been. Having travelled […]

Published December 8, 2021
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Funding awarded for Pasifika suicide prevention initiatives

   Le Va is pleased to announce the following organisation and community groups as the recipients of the 2021 Le Va Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund: • Love Somebody Charitable Trust • Zeal Education • Positive Vibrations Ltd • South Waikato YMCA • New Zealand Rugby League • Hawkes Bay Fijian Christian Fellowship Trust […]

Published December 8, 2021
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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.