Thriving Pasifika Families
Fonua Ola supports Pasifika families to be safe and well for a better future
Fonua Ola is the best option I have ever had. Very committed to their clients like me.
O U R P A R T N E R S
FOCUS : PAY INEQUALITY
Working for a Pacific social service, Fonua Ola, I am often reminded of the ever present social inequities in Aotearoa. During lockdowns especially, like many organisations, we are inundated with requests for food support. Many families are struggling to afford basic costs of living.
Pacific high school students are leaving high school to support their family’s survival and although this is not new, lockdown has placed even more pressure on families. The past 20 years have seen minimal movement in regards to addressing the pay gap.
Reporting is one step in the right direction. Reflecting on this year’s apology for the dawn raids, I am appreciative for the healing it may have facilitated for the generations before mine. But we are the generation who have been afforded the voice and space to ask for more.
We need the government to mandate organisations to report their ethnic and gender pay gaps because this means a commitment to closing these gaps. Systemic change flows through to organisations, to employees, to families and to the future.
Latayvia Tualasea Tautai
Law student, and part time financial mentor at Fonua Ola
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We are still operational at Level 3 for all our services.
INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
AUCKLAND, WAIKATO REGION: ALERT LEVEL 3 Step 2
REST OF NEW ZEALAND: ALERT LEVEL 2
To book a vaccination Click Here
For the official New Zealand Government information on COVID-19 Click Here.
For the official New Zealand Government information on COVID-19 in the different Pacific languages Click Here.
For Ministry for Pacific Peoples information on COVID-19 in the different Pacific languages Click Here.
If You Need Support These Services Are Available Through Our Partners:
For Urgent Food Requests:
For Emergency Housing, Benefits,
Entitlements & Wage Subsidies
For Health & Disability
For Home Based Services for the
Disabled & Elderly Community
For Advocacy for Pacific Older People
0800 0AFFIRM 0800 0233 476
9 Moa Street, Otahuhu
South Seas Healthcare
(09) 273 9017
14 Fair Mall, Otara
Work & Income
0800 559 009
0800 825 282
Unit 8, 586 Great South Road, Manukau
(09) 274 9153
(09) 261 3490
Harakeke House,15 Ronwood Avenue, Manukau