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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.


273 stories in our archive.

Samoan Matua’s communicating suicide prevention

The ‘Mātua project’ led by Dot Greenfield from Vaka Tautua, builds awareness among Samoan Mātua of the issues being faced by Pacific communities relating to suicide and other challenging issues, such as mental health or intergenerational dynamics. The project is funded through Le Va’s FLO community fund. 

Published November 2, 2015
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New Pasifika media resource for suicide prevention

Suicide is an issue of genuine public concern, and the Pasifika media perform an important role informing and educating communities about this complex issue.

Published November 2, 2015
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2016 Le Tautua Matua Mana Moana: results

Last week I joined my Le Va colleagues Esther Faitala and Ben Tameifuna in the Hutt Valley to deliver back-to-back Engaging Pasifika programmes. 

Published November 2, 2015
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Nutrition course a success for Pacific Mental Health Service

Rowena Singh from the Faleola Pacific Mental Health Service shares her story about working with the Heart Foundation’s Pacific Heartbeat Team to improve the health literacy and physical health of Tagata Ola. 

Published November 2, 2015
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Study public health in 2016

Online applications for fees grants/travel subsidies supporting the 2016 Massey University Certificate in Public Health are NOW OPEN. 

Published October 8, 2015
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Addictions workforce development 2014 results

Effective treatment for addiction works when we have a capable and competent workforce, with the right tools and resources that can meet the needs of Pasifika families. Le Va’s work contributes to addiction workforce development in a number of ways. Here’s our key results for July 2014 – June 2015.

Published October 5, 2015
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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.