Pacific Homecare News

HOME_WhanauOraClientSep2017 Faafia Re-builds Foundations
Sun 10 Sep 2017

Pacific Homecare Whanau Ora client Faafia Mann says Whanau Ora has helped her and her four children to get back into a home they can call their own. We share their story.


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Faivalu-Client-Profile Faivalu reclaims her birth name
Thu 17 Aug 2017

First coming to New Zealand in her late teens, for most of her life Pacific Homecare client Faivalu Aiolupotea was known by her sister’s name ‘Pepe’. It wasn’t until she reached the pension age that she took steps to reclaim her birth name. We share her story


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FEATURED_WhanauOra2017 Pacific Homecare wins Whanau Ora Award
Fri 11 Aug 2017

Monday the 31st of July was a significant night for Pacific Homecare and our Whanau Ora manager and navigators. Receiving Pasifika Futures Best Performing Core Whanau Ora Partner award was a great milestone for us all.


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FEATURED_Cook-Island-Langua Cook Islands Language Week
Fri 11 Aug 2017

Kia Orana Koutou Katoatoa It’s celebration time at Pacific Homecare! Last week was Cook Island language week. It was a great opportunity for all Kiwis to embrace the cultural diversity of New Zealand and celebrate the rich language and culture of the Cook Islands.


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HOME_Tolopo Tolopo’s determination
Thu 13 Jul 2017

In her younger days Samoan customer Tolopo Falanaipupu Faapito was a champion cricketer. Over the past 20 years her health has deteriorated with a series of strokes, but she’s determined not to give up and with the support of her loving husband Ama and family as well as her Pacific Homecare Support Workers, Tolopo’s determination […]


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Regina-Sheck Regina a former black fern
Tue 11 Jul 2017

There are some amazingly talented people in our circle of friends. We’ve recently discovered that our very own Regina Sheck was a former Black Fern prop and won the World Cup in 1998 and 2002!!!


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Mumps_Immuneorg Mumps Awareness
Thu 29 Jun 2017

Mumps is a viral illness, which can cause swelling and tenderness of one or more salivary (parotid) glands. Some people with mumps have no symptoms and others may only have symptoms in other organs, for example, meningitis or inflammation of the testicles (orchitis).


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HOME_HamishQueensHonours Proud to serve Pasifika communities
Wed 21 Jun 2017

It’s the calling deep in the heart that led Hamish Crooks, the chief executive of Pacific Homecare, into community services. His decades of contributions to Pasifika has been recognised again, receiving membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.


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HOME_Reuben Glass half full Reuben
Wed 24 May 2017

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


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Pay-Rise-Annouce-HOME PHC commends pay rise for homecare sector
Tue 18 Apr 2017

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.


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