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There’s always lots of awesome stuff going on in our vibrant Waikato Pacific community. Here you can catch up on all of our recent news, events and stories from around the region.

Aotearoa is at very high risk of a measles outbreak

Aotearoa is at very high risk of a measles outbreak. Of all diseases, measles is one of the most dangerous and contagious. It is so infectious that, if you are not immunised and come into contact with someone who has measles, you are very likely to catch it and pass it on to others. We encourage everyone to get their MMR vaccination.

Empowering families to create healthier homes

Warm, dry, and energy efficient homes are essential for all our people to have positive social, educational and employment outcomes. Homes that are properly insulated, heated, and ventilated can boost school attendance rates, reduce the likelihood of health issues like asthma, rheumatic fever, and bronchitis, and lessen the impact of rising energy bills, especially in winter.

It was the first time I felt love - overcoming adversity to become me

Mother of two, Loreena Purcell grew up never feeling heard and loved. Growing up in an unstable home, and the victim of violence, sexual abuse and neglect it was a challenge for her to feel safe and trust people. With the support of Marina, our Whānau Resilience Coordinator, Loreena was slowly able to overcome her challenges and build a better life for herself and her children.

Annual Report 2023

K'aute Pasifika continues to work towards excellence in our services to transform our futures and we look forward to continuing our contribution as Pasifika to the fabric of Aotearoa. 

A Pasifika workforce success story

Kartika's journey to assemble a diverse team at Roman Blinds began when she approached K’aute Pasifika two years ago while recruiting for staff. Kartika wanted to create a positive and diverse work culture, founded on principles of meaningful work, open communication, and unwavering core values.

Annual Report 2022

K'aute Pasifika continues to experience steady growth across the organisation. Covid-19 remained a focus throughout 2021/2022. 

Mother of four thriving in employment

Gasologa Rosaline Fasimaau, wife and mother of four migrated to New Zealand from Samoa four years ago. She wanted a job that would fit within school hours. Thanks to the employment team she got a job and is has been working for six months.

Kia orana, welcome Mareta Matenga our new Project Manager - Wellbeing Services Delivery Model

We are extremely excited to welcome Mareta Matenga, Project Manager - Wellbeing Services Delivery Model

Jhana’s focus and determination changes his life

Sleeping in his car for three months, 40-year old Jhana Hurinui had hit rock bottom. He had lost his job, had nowhere to live and did not know where to go for help. Thanks to the help he received from our Employment Services team, Jhana has changed his life for the better.

Welcome Tuifa’asisina Letelemalanuola Tuitofa Moe-Penn – our new Early Learning Centre Project Lead

We are extremely excited to welcome Tuifa’asisina Letelemalanuola Tuitofa Moe-Penn as our Early Learning Centre Project Lead.

Wellbeing focus for Hon Grant Robertson visit to Pan Pacific Community Hub

Deputy Prime Minister Hon Grant Robertson met with K’aute Pasifika, stakeholders and supporters in Hamilton to learn more about the Pan Pacific Community hub.

Pragma Homes celebrates Fijian connection

This Saturday's Nesian Festival 2021 will bring together Waikato's Pacific community in a celebration of culture. We spoke with the event's major sponsor Pragma Homes director Sanjil Mistry about his beloved Fiji.  

Nesian Festival 2021

The countdown to Nesian Festival 2021 is on and K'aute Pasifika is proud to present homegrown artists Tree, Wayno and Jay-Emz who will take centre stage at the annual event.

Enhancing cultural competency the Pasifika way

Raising equity and unleashing potential for Pasifika people in education starts with culturally competent educators and K’aute Pasifika and Wintec are working to address this in engaging ways.

Celebration event of Unity for Pan Pacific Community Hub

A celebration ceremony officially acknowledging the funding and support of the Pan Pacific Community Hub in Hamilton will be held tomorrow Saturday 5 December, at the Hamilton Stadium Bowling Club.   

Pan Pacific Community Hub receives $8million from Provincial Growth Fund

Pan Pacific Community Hub Receives $8m from Provincial Growth Fund

Our 2020 Annual Report

We share with you our response to covid-19 and our work with the Waikato communities.

Waikato Regional Council Chair's donation supports families during lockdown

Covid-19 lockdown was an unprecedented and stressful time for many communities. For K’aute Pasifika Trust, a Waikato not-for-profit their response was to provide free care packages to the Waikato community.

Waikato and Pasifika communities have the chance to have their say

K'aute Pasifika Trust, alongside community partner Wintec, are inviting the Waikato public to participate in two different Pasifika-themed events this week.