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Keep up with the latest news or check out recent stories about important work and initiatives that support Pasifika families and communities.


268 stories in our archive.

Growing Pasifika health champions

Building a robust Pacific health workforce can have a positive impact on Pacific health outcomes, according to Le Va chief executive Denise Kingi-U’lu’ave. But to do this, leadership is required.

Published July 1, 2021
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Celebrating the 2021 Futures that Work Pasifika scholarship recipients

These awards also recognise that each recipient has the potential to feature among the best and to be leaders in the mental health and addiction sector.

Published June 10, 2021
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Announcement: Le Va Rebuilding Wellbeing Support Fund recipients

Pacific Mental Health and Addiction services have been awarded funding from Le Va Rebuilding Wellbeing Support Fund to address difficulties of Covid-19.

Published May 13, 2021
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Growing Pasifika Solutions Satellite Fonos 2021

Le Va held three Growing Pasifika Solutions (GPS) satellites in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. They were smaller versions of the GPS satellite seminars, with the view of having focused regional working groups satellites. The GPS sessions were facilitated by Le Va CE, Denise Kingi-Uluave, and Apollo Taito, senior manager for mental health and addiction.

Published May 6, 2021
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Suicide Prevention office in the Community

Supported by the Ministry of Health’s Suicide Prevention office, the Le Va Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund aims to empower Pasifika families and communities to prevent suicide and to respond effectively if and when a suicide occurs

Published May 6, 2021
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Announcement: Recipients of Le Va Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund

With the support of an external panel, Le Va have concluded on the list of recipients to these 18 initiatives in New Zealand.

Published March 4, 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.