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Talanoa for National Pacific Disability Plan

Earlier in February, Le Va staff and members of the Faiva Ora leadership group supported Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People in their first talanoa for the National Pacific Disability Action Plan.

National Pacific Disability Plan Talanoa

The talanoa (conversation/discussion) was hosted by charitable trust K’aute Pasifika in their Pacific style fale in Kirikiriroa Hamilton. Members of the community, disability service providers and those with lived experience were in attendance and all contributed a wealth of knowledge that will be pivotal in shaping the new plan.

The goal was to learn the challenges experienced by our Pacific disabled people, what systems are currently working well or not so well, and to make the system and sector better for them and their aiga or whānau.

Le Va’s Faiva Ora leadership group enables Pasifika people with disabilities to advance and champion Pasifika disability issues by having their views represented at the highest levels in Aotearoa New Zealand.

By co-developing the National Pacific Disability Action Plan with the community, we ensure that the Pasifika community’s needs and goals guide important changes to the disability support system and services.

There is a series of talanoa scheduled across the country and Whaikaha invites all Pacific disabled people and their aiga to attend and share their experiences.

Dates for future talanoa can be found on the Whaikaha website. You can also contact Whaikaha directly at pacificpeoples@whaikaha.govt.nz or text 4206.


Learn more about Le Va’s Faiva Ora leadership group.

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