Drua Network

The Drua Pasifika Addictions Network brings together Pasifika addiction workers to share knowledge, innovation, effective prevention and treatment intervention strategies to enhance Pasifika access to resources and solutions, and support culturally competent approaches and solutions to addictions workforce development.

About our name

Drua is the name given to the sacred double-hulled Fijian canoes of gigantic proportions, renowned for their innovative design, craftsmanship and ability to transport up to 300 people at a time. The drua was a product of considerable group endeavour, requiring total community involvement in its construction. Drua symbolises the bringing together of peoples' skills and knowledge to construct and voyage in one vessel to new horizons.

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Drua co-delivered the GPS Drua fono in Wellington in September 2017. Hear from Philip Siataga, Drua co-chair, on the current state of play.