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.

Held at Papatoetoe’s Cozzie Club on Thursday 1 December, The Pacific Homecare end of year function had a lot to celebrate.

102 graduation certificates were awarded for Pacific Pathways, Levels 2 and 3 National Qualifications in Health and Wellbeing, and Everyday Leaders qualifications.

Certificates were presented by Pacific Homecare Board Members Caren Rangi and Louisa Ryan, as well as Denise Mackres from Career Force and Suzy McCall from The Learning Wave.

Employees of the Month for 2016 were recognised with special commemorative sashes.

The six-week weight loss challenge winners were also presented with awards. 70 staff registered to participate in the challenge, and the winner lost an amazing 17.7 kgs (10.63% of total weight).

MC Taua Malaetele entertained throughout, with his antics and insider knowledge of Pacific Homecare. The Fia Ola Coordinator also received a big thank you for the great job he has done throughout the year keeping Fia Ola running and making it a must-attend for clients.

Mama Pi Elisaia, one of two original founders of Pacific Homecare, assisted CEO Hamish Crooks with drawing out spot-prize winners for the evening.

Pacific Homecare CEO Hamish Crooks addressed the team and thanked them for another year.

“This year has had its challenges, but the fact our organisation is nearing its 3rd decade while others are closing up is a testament to the dedication of our team,” he said.

“Work qualification standards continue to rise with Level 3 being the minimum expected in our industry. The fact that more of our team are rising to the challenges is worth celebrating.”
He ended with well wishes.

“I would like to wish all our staff and clients at Pacific Homecare a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

Qualifications Awarded

    NZ Qualification Health and Wellbeing – Level 2 (14 Graduates)
    NZ Qualification Health and Wellbeing – Level 3 (21 Graduates)
    Pacific Pathways (46 Graduates)
    Pacific Pathways Refresher training ( 13 Graduates)
    Everyday Leaders (8 Graduates)

6 Week Challenge

    1st Place – Ainise Toupili (Lost 17.7kg – 10.63% of total weight)
    2nd Place – Tuainekore Tearii (Lost 17.6kg – 9.84% of total weight)
    3rd Place – Losa Vea (Lost 9.3kg – 9.5% of total weight)

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