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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 […]

Church Minister: Vaccine pass neglects Pacific way of worship

A prominent Pacific Island church minister has voiced the challenges faced by Pacific churches with the use of vaccine passes and the New Zealand Government’s traffic light system ahead of parishioners congregating this week. Reverend Atu Lagi, Assistant National Superintendent (Pastoral Care) Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand, is a Fijian Chaplain with Christian Broadcasting Association (CBA) […]

Laumata Lauano: From Resilience to Resourcefulness and beyond

In the six months that I’ve been at The Cause Collective (TCC), I’ve learnt that to attempt to do things the same way they’ve always been done is to sentence our communities to a life less than what they deserve. A life less than the best. We do a disservice to our people when we […]

Asmuss core team design for workplace change

The Workplace Wellbeing Initiative has progressed to the second phase at Asmuss Steel & Flow Control (Asmuss) with a core team coming together to design for change. The second phase of the initiative consists of designing for change, which takes the form of design thinking sessions with a core team from the organization including frontline […]

One Love South Auckland: Back to school event gives kids a strong start

https://youtu.be/YUerd2rE1iI The Cause Collective’s One Love South Auckland initiative is centred on building a social infrastructure in South Auckland neighbourhoods. The goal is to enable residents to become active participants in the social and economic uplift of the area. Having started in Mangere four years ago, the initiative has grown to include Te Wirihana (Wiri), Takanini […]

Celebrating Matariki at local maunga

Matariki is a cluster of stars that reveal themselves in the mid-winter sky just before dawn which signals the start of the Māori new year (Te Tau Hou Māori). According to the Maramataka (Māori lunar calendar), the reappearance of Matariki brings the old lunar year to a close and marks the beginning of the new […]

The Cause Collective CEO recognised by Barnados during 50th Anniversary Celebrations

The Cause Collective CEO, Rachel Enosa has been awarded a Barnados Life Membership for her significant and long-lasting contribution to the organisation’s work. Ms Enosa, who served on the Barnados Board, recently stepped down from her role after seven years. “This recognition is a significant honour and recognition for our Pacific communities. The work Barnados […]

A South Auckland youth perspective on climate change

Thirty-six young New Zealanders who identify with or have a connection to the Pacific gathered for the KiaMuaNZ Climate Change workshop at the McGuinness Institute in Wellington in July.  The workshop highlighted Pasifika youth’s perspectives on exploring the climate futures for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours.  Amongst those in attendance were two Pasifika representatives […]