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Futures that Work programme – a collective journey for recipient and family

“Oh man, it was such a relief,” says Tu’uta Maue of the moment he received confirmation he had been awarded a Futures that Work scholarship, “Telling my wife, sharing the news with my family, I was so over the moon,” says Tu’uta, who is of Tongan descent from the villages of Tokomololo and ‘Ofu, Vavau. […]

Published December 8, 2021
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Scholarship application provides formative experience for career success

Laura Tongalea Nolan has a simple message for Pasifika considering study in the Mental Health and Addiction space. “Get on that scholarship train,” she says. To be more precise, Le Va’s Futures that Work scholarship and mentoring programme. A five-time recipient of Le Va’s funding and mentoring support, Laura has experienced first-hand the number of […]

Published December 8, 2021
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Faiva Ora Community Innovation Fund 2022

 International Day of Persons with a Disability (IDPD) was on December 3 and the theme this year is “Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era”, celebrating the challenges, barriers and opportunities for people who live with disabilities, in the context of a global pandemic. At Le Va, the Faiva Ora Community Innovation Fund was […]

Published December 7, 2021
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‘Hitting your kids isn’t helping’: Pasifika dads stand against family violence

Published with permission from Anauli Karima Fai’ai, Reporter/Director TPP A new programme called the Fathers Fono is connecting Pasifika dads to combat family violence in response to alarming statistics that show Pacific children are two times more likely to experience physical punishment and sexual harm than any other ethnic group in New Zealand. Basketball coach […]

Published November 18, 2021
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Guest Blog: Dawn Raids Apology

Le Va board member Josiah Tualamali’i pens his thoughts about the Apology made by the government for the dawn Raids.

Published August 11, 2021
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Pasifika Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand

Introducing the PAHANZ tri-chairs, Pasifika Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (PAHANZ): making connections and forming relationships with Pasifika allied health professionals in your neighbourhood.

Published August 10, 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.