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. Drua Network supports culturally competent approaches and solutions to addictions workforce development.

Le Va facilitated a platform for Pasifika providers, addiction workforce and funders to come together and share knowledge, information and solutions for action to support Pasifika families who experience addiction issues. Spasifik Magazine spoke to Ministry of Health Principal Advisor Epenesa Olo, and Chair of Drua Pasifika Addiction Network, Helen Schmidt, on their solutions to the issues.

Complete the form below to become a Drua Network member today.

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.


DRUA Network application

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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.