Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni, tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings. Winter can be a really tough time to navigate, and COVID-19 and a very contagious flu strain have made this year particularly challenging.
If you're finding it tough right now know that wraparound health and welfare support for Pasifika, by Pasifika, is available. On this page, you’ll find the contact details of Pasifika providers who can help you access the support and services you need.
Some things we can all do to keep our families healthy and well include:
Etū Pasifika is a primary care, mental health and wellbeing Whānau Ora service - providing a range of support services delivered by Pacific health professionals, trained and skilled community workers and Navigators.
Their vaccination clinic is based on Tuam Street in the centre of Christchurch. Appointments can be made by phoning 03 365 1002 during opening hours.
Tangata Atumotu works across a wide range of sectors to improve the health outcomes of the Pasifika community in Ōtautahi.
As well as a range of community services and programmes, Tangata Atumotu’s outreach vaccination programme provides Measles, Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations in homes and in the community.
Tangata Atumotu can also provide food and other supports to families in need.
Vaka Tautua is a national by-Pacific for-Pacific health, disability and social services provider.
They provide social services and programmes, mental health and wellbeing support, programmes and services for matua and services for Pacific disabled peoples, their families and caregivers.
Fale Pasifika O Aoraki provides support for Pacific people from Ashburton to Ōamaru right through the Mackenzie District.
Some of their services include Whānau Ora, Fakelekesi Mareqeta (mother & pepe programme), emergency housing, Pacific Health homes project, whānau resiliency and prevention & intervention of family violence.
Page last updated: 8 August 2022
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