80-year-old Pacific Homecare client Reuben Ngata is a proud east coast man of Ngati Porou descent. Diagnosed with Polio in 1961, his life unexpectedly changed. Never one to refuse a challenge, Reuben made the most of the situation living his life to the fullest. We share his story
Government today announced a pay equity settlement affecting approximately 55,000 low-paid workers, mainly women, working in three government-funded service sectors: aged residential care, home support, disability services. The pay rise directly affects Pacific Homecare staff working with the elderly and disabled community.
Staff came together for the 2016 Pacific Homecare End of Year Function, to celebrate the achievements of the year including graduations, a weight loss challenge and Employees of the Month. Although a tough year for the homecare sector, it was a thank you and celebration of Pacific Homecare staff for their efforts and hard work.
Since moving to New Zealand from Tonga in the 1970s with their young family, Sione and Lavinia Tutuila have led a happy and prosperous life. Now in their 70s, the couple are involved in Pacific Homecare Fia Ola group and still active in Mangere’s largest Methodist congregation, Lotofale’ia, where Sione is known as “Siola’a” (Sun Gazer).
Merry Christmas, Meri Krismas, Meri Kirihimete, Ofa Ke Mou Ma’u Ha Kilisimase Monu’ia, Monuia e Kilisimasi, La Manuia Le Kerifimasi, Kia Manuia I Te Tiritimiti E Te Mataiti Ou, Me Manuia Te Kilisimasi, Le Manuia Le Kerisimasi, Me Nomuni Na Marau Ni Iga Ni Sucu
During the Christmas break, our Pacific Homecare offices will officially be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 and we will re-open on Monday the 9th January 2016. As always we will have Field and Resource Coordinators on duty during this time and you can contact them via text, phone or email.
A stroke in 1992 prematurely ended Pacific Homecare client Tepaeru’s career with the Cook Island Tax Department. Relocating to New Zealand for improved health facilities, the proud Rarotongan took a while to adjust and says Cook Island music and dance got her through and kept her connected to her home.
Pacific Homecare CEO Hamish Crooks was recognised for Pacific Enterprise at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards held at Eden Park on Wednesday 16 November. With a passion for community and economic development work in relation to Pacific communities, Hamish Crooks has been the Chief Executive of Pacific Homecare since 2010.
Today, September 8th 2016, is International Literacy Day. Improving adult literacy in Aotearoa is an urgent challenge. Skills Highway literacy and numeracy training is changing working lives, and here we share the story of our Pacific Pathways Workplace Literacy Programme. A special thank you to Skills Highway and The Learning Wave
Phylesha Brown-Acton, Pasifika LGBTQI Whanau Ora Manager, is passionate about providing a support service with a holistic approach to working with Pasifika LGBTQI people and their families.