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DOES YOUR CHURCH, ORGANISATION OR GROUP QUALIFY FOR COMMUNITY COVID-19 FUND?

Special acknowledgment to Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito Sua William Sio, CEO Laulu Mac Leauanae and MPP for the Community Covid-19 Fund to support Pacific communities and groups who are leading and driving their own solutions to respond and recover from the impacts of Covid-19.

Thank you Aiolupotea Sina, Toleafoa Ray and Lepouomalo Michael for today’s workshop with Samoan church ministers and community leaders across Auckland... full house!

Thank you for the ongoing Covid-19 health wrap around from Pacific providers Health Star Medical Centre and South Seas Healthcare for keeping our leaders safe.

It was a grounded meaningful engagement organised by the Pacific Leadership Forum in collaboration with ASA Foundation this morning in Otara.

This is another demonstration of community coordination, empowerment and mobilisation in action....

There are three categories of funding that applicants can apply for:

Grassroots initiatives (grants up to $5,000). This is Funding for groups that have a new idea that they want to test and pilot.

Acceleration initiatives (grants up to $10,000). This is Funding for an initiative that has already had a positive impact in the community and you would like to improve it.

Lift off initiatives (grants up to $50,000). Funding for an initiative that has already had a positive impact in the community and you would like to collaborate with others to scale up or expand to deliver in other regions.

For more information contact MPP, or contact Teleiai (021) 618-042 for the next funding workshop.
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PLEASE NEW ZEALAND BE KIND TO OVERSTAYERS

Mission accomplished...

Yesterday morning over 100 Pacific leaders converged on the NZ Parliament grounds where MP Kanongata'a-Suisuiki received the Pacific Leadership Forum petition signed by 35,730 New Zealanders. Also present was MP Agnes Loheni.

Following petition presentation the PLF governance then moved to the Parliament Gallery to witness the petition being read out in Parliament, before it will be referred to a Parliamentary sub committee.

What a memorable day ending with a farewell kava ceremony in the Beehive banquet hall, most properly a first, before returning home.

Safe travel everyone and well done!
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Voices from the community leaders

Dr. Robert Woonton calls on the Cook Islands community

PLEASE SHARE COOK ISLANDS COVID-19 MESSAGE From Dr. Robert Woonton to our Cook Islands people and communities. “Unprecedented times requires an unprecedented response.” Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern This is no time for complacency is the strong message from the Pacific Leadership Forum with deep concern for the Pacific communities across New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the understanding of the risks and the prevention of the coronavirus (Covid-19). It is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population and our neighbouring islands. The Pacific Leadership Forum see our Pacific communities as the most highly exposed segment of the New Zealand population due to the communal way we do life and community. But also with many having multiple comorbidity health conditions which will put unnecessary pressure on the health system. The Pacific Leadership Forum stands ready to work with the Government and its agencies to ensure meaningful, efficient and effective engagement with the Pacific communities to be more informed, more equipped and empowered to act responsibility to protect their families and help prevent the risks and spread of the coronavirus for all New Zealanders by leading a Pacific Coronavirus Readiness Campaign ensuring we reach the Pacific population that are at risk and not being captured by the traditional communications modes of engagement currently being actioned for coronavirus by the Ministry of Health, DHBs, Public Health and Pacific health providers. The seriousness of the coronavirus health issue to New Zealand and the vulnerability of our Pacific communities means we must act now. Dr. Robert Woonton is a governance member of the Pacific Leadership Forum (PLF), an extensive group of Pacific senior leaders particularly, with the most significant mandate of Pacific churches and communities across Pacific ethnic groups as well as other significant community groups (Samoa, Tonga, Cook Island, Niue, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati). The PLF is not a political lobby group. It is a Pacific community led initiative that is coordinated to gather and collaborate for high level fono to share and communicate significant issues that are affecting Pacific communities. For more information, contact Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Pacific Leadership Forum on (021) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

Posted by ASA Foundation on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Mr Faama Viliami addresses the Niuean community

Mr Faama Viliami addresses the Niuean community from the recent Pacific Leadership Forum meeting in Manukau

Posted by ASA Foundation on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Patele Michael Endermann addresses the Samoan community

PLEASE SHARE SAMOAN COVID-19 MESSAGE From Father Michael Endemann of the Catholic Church to our Samoan people and communities. “Unprecedented times requires an unprecedented response.” Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern This is no time for complacency is the strong message from the Pacific Leadership Forum with deep concern for the Pacific communities across New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the understanding of the risks and the prevention of the coronavirus (Covid-19). It is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population and our neighbouring islands. The Pacific Leadership Forum see our Pacific communities as the most highly exposed segment of the New Zealand population due to the communal way we do life and community. But also with many having multiple comorbidity health conditions which will put unnecessary pressure on the health system. The Pacific Leadership Forum stands ready to work with the Government and its agencies to ensure meaningful, efficient and effective engagement with the Pacific communities to be more informed, more equipped and empowered to act responsibility to protect their families and help prevent the risks and spread of the coronavirus for all New Zealanders by leading a Pacific Coronavirus Readiness Campaign ensuring we reach the Pacific population that are at risk and not being captured by the traditional communications modes of engagement currently being actioned for coronavirus by the Ministry of Health, DHBs, Public Health and Pacific health providers. The seriousness of the coronavirus health issue to New Zealand and the vulnerability of our Pacific communities means we must act now. Father Michael Endemann is a governance member of the Pacific Leadership Forum (PLF), an extensive group of Pacific senior leaders particularly, with the most significant mandate of Pacific churches and communities across Pacific ethnic groups as well as other significant community groups (Samoa, Tonga, Cook Island, Niue, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati). The PLF is not a political lobby group. It is a Pacific community led initiative that is coordinated to gather and collaborate for high level fono to share and communicate significant issues that are affecting Pacific communities. For more information, contact Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Pacific Leadership Forum on (021) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

Posted by ASA Foundation on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Mrs Asentia Letele Tiseli addresses the Tongan community

PLEASE SHARE TONGAN COVID-19 MESSAGE From Mrs. Asenita Letele Tuiafitu to our Tongan people and communities. “Unprecedented times requires an unprecedented response.” Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern This is no time for complacency is the strong message from the Pacific Leadership Forum with deep concern for the Pacific communities across New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the understanding of the risks and the prevention of the coronavirus (Covid-19). It is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population and our neighbouring islands. The Pacific Leadership Forum see our Pacific communities as the most highly exposed segment of the New Zealand population due to the communal way we do life and community. But also with many having multiple comorbidity health conditions which will put unnecessary pressure on the health system. The Pacific Leadership Forum stands ready to work with the Government and its agencies to ensure meaningful, efficient and effective engagement with the Pacific communities to be more informed, more equipped and empowered to act responsibility to protect their families and help prevent the risks and spread of the coronavirus for all New Zealanders by leading a Pacific Coronavirus Readiness Campaign ensuring we reach the Pacific population that are at risk and not being captured by the traditional communications modes of engagement currently being actioned for coronavirus by the Ministry of Health, DHBs, Public Health and Pacific health providers. The seriousness of the coronavirus health issue to New Zealand and the vulnerability of our Pacific communities means we must act now. Mrs. Asenita Letele Tuiafitu Tiseli is a governance member of the Pacific Leadership Forum (PLF), an extensive group of Pacific senior leaders particularly, with the most significant mandate of Pacific churches and communities across Pacific ethnic groups as well as other significant community groups (Samoa, Tonga, Cook Island, Niue, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati). The PLF is not a political lobby group. It is a Pacific community led initiative that is coordinated to gather and collaborate for high level fono to share and communicate significant issues that are affecting Pacific communities. For more information, contact Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Pacific Leadership Forum on (021) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

Posted by ASA Foundation on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Rev. Mafutaga Faaleaoga from EFKS addresses the community

PLEASE SHARE SAMOAN COVID-19 MESSAGE From Rev. Elder Mafutaga Faaleaoga of EFKAS to our Samoan community in Aotearoa and the world. “Unprecedented times requires an unprecedented response.” Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern This is no time for complacency is the strong message from the Pacific Leadership Forum with deep concern for the Pacific communities across New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the understanding of the risks and the prevention of the coronavirus (Covid-19). It is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population and our neighbouring islands. The Pacific Leadership Forum see our Pacific communities as the most highly exposed segment of the New Zealand population due to the communal way we do life and community. But also with many having multiple comorbidity health conditions which will put unnecessary pressure on the health system. The Pacific Leadership Forum stands ready to work with the Government and its agencies to ensure meaningful, efficient and effective engagement with the Pacific communities to be more informed, more equipped and empowered to act responsibility to protect their families and help prevent the risks and spread of the coronavirus for all New Zealanders by leading a Pacific Coronavirus Readiness Campaign ensuring we reach the Pacific population that are at risk and not being captured by the traditional communications modes of engagement currently being actioned for coronavirus by the Ministry of Health, DHBs, Public Health and Pacific health providers. The seriousness of the coronavirus health issue to New Zealand and the vulnerability of our Pacific communities means we must act now. Rev. Elder Mafutaga Fa’aleaoga is a governance member of the Pacific Leadership Forum (PLF), an extensive group of Pacific senior leaders particularly, with the most significant mandate of Pacific churches and communities across Pacific ethnic groups as well as other significant community groups (Samoa, Tonga, Cook Island, Niue, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati). The PLF is not a political lobby group. It is a Pacific community led initiative that is coordinated to gather and collaborate for high level fono to share and communicate significant issues that are affecting Pacific communities. For more information, contact Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Pacific Leadership Forum on (021) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

Posted by ASA Foundation on Thursday, March 19, 2020
Rev. Masunu Utumapu from the Samoan Methodist Synod addresses the Samoan community

PLEASE SHARE SAMOAN COVID-19 MESSAGE From Rev. Masunu Utumapu, retired Methodist minister to our Samoan community in Aotearoa and the world. “Unprecedented times requires an unprecedented response.” Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern This is no time for complacency is the strong message from the Pacific Leadership Forum with deep concern for the Pacific communities across New Zealand that are not fully engaged and equipped with the understanding of the risks and the prevention of the coronavirus (Covid-19). It is a great risk not only to the Pacific communities, but also to the wider New Zealand population and our neighbouring islands. The Pacific Leadership Forum see our Pacific communities as the most highly exposed segment of the New Zealand population due to the communal way we do life and community. But also with many having multiple comorbidity health conditions which will put unnecessary pressure on the health system. The Pacific Leadership Forum stands ready to work with the Government and its agencies to ensure meaningful, efficient and effective engagement with the Pacific communities to be more informed, more equipped and empowered to act responsibility to protect their families and help prevent the risks and spread of the coronavirus for all New Zealanders by leading a Pacific Coronavirus Readiness Campaign ensuring we reach the Pacific population that are at risk and not being captured by the traditional communications modes of engagement currently being actioned for coronavirus by the Ministry of Health, DHBs, Public Health and Pacific health providers. The seriousness of the coronavirus health issue to New Zealand and the vulnerability of our Pacific communities means we must act now. Rev. Masunu Utumapu is a governance member of the Pacific Leadership Forum (PLF), an extensive group of Pacific senior leaders particularly, with the most significant mandate of Pacific churches and communities across Pacific ethnic groups as well as other significant community groups (Samoa, Tonga, Cook Island, Niue, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Fiji, Kiribati). The PLF is not a political lobby group. It is a Pacific community led initiative that is coordinated to gather and collaborate for high level fono to share and communicate significant issues that are affecting Pacific communities. For more information, contact Teleiai Edwin Puni, chairman of the Pacific Leadership Forum on (021) 618-042 or email: edwin@puni.co.nz

Posted by ASA Foundation on Thursday, March 19, 2020
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