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2016 Le Tautua Matua Mana Moana: results

This year, Le Va offered the Le Tautua Matau Mana Moana (Le Tautua M3) Programme to our most senior leaders from the Pasifika mental health and addictions sector. The programme aimed to accelerate the leadership journey of Pasifika leaders, organisations and communities through the delivery of a Pasifika-centred leadership programme providing the skills, knowledge and tools for transformation.

Published August 3, 2016
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Faiva Ora progress

Imagine a world where Pasifika people with disabilities have access to all the services they need. A world without language or cultural barriers, and where Pasifika people with disabilities can live the life they want the way they want.  Le Va is working with disability support services, communities and others to develop such a world, right here in New Zealand.

Published August 3, 2016
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FLO: Pasifika for Life 2015/2016

Le Va’s  FLO: Pasifika for Life  suicide prevention programme is a strength-based approach,  guided by policy, research and input from our communities.  Given the complexity associated with reducing the risk factors that contribute to suicide and increasing protective factors,  the FLO programme takes a multi-level approach – developing tools, new and innovating training and contemporary resources to prevent suicide in communities. 

Published August 2, 2016
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FLO Talanoa suicide prevention education programme for Pasifika

FLO Talanoa is Le Va’s suicide prevention training programme, developed to be led and delivered by and to our own communities. It is a call to action, designed for sustainability and aligned with Pasifika values of love, respect and reciprocity. 

Published August 2, 2016
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WISE UP Conference 2016

The WISE UP (Workers in Schools Educate and Unlock Potential) conference is an annual event, with alternating years between National and Regional conferences. This year’s regional conference attracted 165 delegates from the Far North to the Waikato.

Published August 2, 2016
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E fofo e le alamea le alamea – the solutions lie within our communities

We are extremely proud to promote the successes of our Pasifika Community funded Initiatives, which have been funded through the Waka Hourua Community fund.  Over the past 12 months, these initiatives, led by mostly small Pasifika groups, have been delivering with quality and innovation, commitment and intentionality.  

Published August 2, 2016
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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.