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That’s us, 2023 Census – Shape South Auckland’s Future

The 2023 Census is a chance for our South Auckland communities to be heard and represent the needs of our people. Being underrepresented in Census data can greatly impact the way our communities thrive and live out their best lives. Now, in 2023 as the population in South Auckland- which largely consists of our Māori […]

Pastoral Care For Ministers

Who provides Pastoral Care for our ministers?  On a good day, a minister knows their purpose and is able to guide their flock with precision and poise. On a bad day? Their mental health takes a toll while they’re caring for their congregations. What happens when the minister that provides pastoral care needs pastoral care […]

The Ministers Collective: change through service and unity

The Ministers Collective is an ecumenical group of ministers formed at the height of the COVID-19 Delta Variant outbreak in Auckland. The group meets fortnightly to explore various topics, including community development, and how churches can better reimagine their roles to better support their communities in a changing society. When multi-denominational groups come together there […]

Online Pacific Cultural Competency Programme Launched for Family Violence Practitioners

Media Release An online programme for family violence practitioners who work with Pacific families has been launched today in Manukau, Auckland, to help frontline workers understand and apply Pacific cultural concepts in their work. The Nga Vaka o Kāiga Tapu online programme introduces participants to eight Pacific cultural frameworks, and how they can prevent and stop […]

The Cause Collective and Alliance Health Plus combine

The Cause Collective and Alliance Health Plus will combine to create more effective, integrated, health and wellbeing outcomes for Pacific populations and South Auckland communities. New integrated organisation launches 1 December 2022. Aim: strengthen design, delivery and effectiveness of full spectrum services in social and clinical determinants of primary health care and wellbeing for Pasifika, […]

TCC and Stats NZ sign MOU

(from left to right): Jerome Mika, Tapuvakai Vea, Si’ata Tavite, Tala Tuala, Ru Tauri, Maria Aka, Lana Brown, Shane La’ulu. Front row: Rachel Enosa, Richard Stokes A new Memorandum of Understanding to support the collection of quality data for Māori, Pacific Peoples, Youth communities in South Auckland for 2023 Census has been signed between The […]

Indigenous knowledge to inform workplace health and safety

Organisations willing to learn and uphold indigenous knowledge and belief systems in their workplace health and safety practices help reduce workplace injuries for Māori.  This was highlighted by key speakers at the recent Haumaru Tāngata Symposium.   The first of its kind, the symposium was an opportunity for recipients of Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Workplace […]

New Pātaka to help support Wiri community

An enthusiastic group of Wiri residents have come together to build a Pātaka to support those in need in their local community. The ‘Wiri Pātaka’ (Pātaka means storehouse in Māori) is a community project, which was planned, designed, and built exclusively by Wiri residents for fellow residents. Situated at 26 Inverell Avenue in Wiri, the […]

South Auckland Hip Hop and Street Dance Experience, a force for positive change

Explosive krumping, swift vogue movements and athletic breakdancing will be all on show at  the second annual Projekt Feel Good event on Saturday 8 January 2022 at The Vodafone  Events Centre in Manukau.  Following the success of the inaugural Projekt Feel Good event in January 2021, the Hip  Hop and Street Dance Experience will kick […]