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Engaging young people at ASB Polyfest 2019

ASB Polyfest, formerly known as the Auckland Secondary Schools Māori and Pacific Islands Cultural Festival, has become the largest Polynesian festival of its kind in the world! This year saw over 9000 performers, 234 performance groups from 64 schools and up to 100,000 spectators flocking to Manukau velodrome. The four days were filled with performing speeches, kapa haka and traditional Pacific dance with a contemporary flavour.
Check out some of the highlights from #ASBPolyFest2019 on our Le Va Facebook.

Published April 2, 2019
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Faiva Ora Innovation Fund project: As i am

A project to empower people with disabilities to gain employment through positive lifestyles changes and realising their full potential.

Published December 5, 2018
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Faiva Ora Innovation Fund project: This is who I am

A creative digital resource to combat the stigma and discrimination associated with blind people who are able to lead fulfilling lives.

Published December 5, 2018
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Faiva Ora Community Innovation Fund project: This is Who I am

Project Purpose: Create digital resources to combat the stigma and discrimination associated with blind people who are able to lead fulfilling lives. Ua aofia i le futiafu e tasi. When the river dries up, water is found only in the basin of the waterfall.   Talofa lava, my name is Daniel Te’o and I represent […]

Published December 4, 2018
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FLO Talanoa Facilitator Profile:Maria Pasene

The team at Le Va want to share with you some of the inspirational people who volunteer to be FLO Talanoa facilitators. FLO Talanoa is a community led suicide prevention education programme that is evidence informed, culturally safe and co-designed to be led by Pasifika communities.

Le Va supports FLO Talanoa facilitators to deliver suicide prevention education from within their own communities.

This month we profile FLO Talanoa facilitator, Maria Pasene.

Published October 29, 2018
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Preventing violence through Atu-Mai

In July Le Va and ACC launched Atu-Mai, New Zealand’s first national violence prevention programme for young Pacific people. The programme has inspired Fuluiole (Yole) Lelaulu to share her story.

This story was written by Innes Logan and published in the Spasifik magazine September 2018 issue.

Published October 2, 2018
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