Lockdown Messages from Pasefika Proud

Over the COVID-19 lockdown period we were given advice and courage from different areas of our Pasifika communities to stay home, stay kind, stay safe and stay Pasefika Proud. We share them all again with the message for our families to keep treating each other with love and respect and knowing help if available for them at any time. 

Reiná Vaai - Stay home, stay safe, stay Pasefika Proud

South Auckland Lawyer, Journalist, Director and Author Reiná Vaai asks us all to adhere to #Covid_19 Alert Level 4 lockdown rules in order to keep our families, people, communities and most vulnerable safe in our bubbles. Remember to #stayhome, #staysafe and stay #PasefikaProud.

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Thursday, 16 April 2020

South Auckland Lawyer, Journalist, Director and Author Reiná Vaai 

#Fijian Community engagement advisor at Safekids Aotearoa and President of PACIFICA West Auckland Lora Waqabitu gives us a tip on how to keep an inter-generational bubble safe during #lockdownNZ as we all continue to #StayHome #StaySafe and stay #PasefikaProud during #COVID_19 Alert Level 4.

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Saturday, 18 April 2020
Fijian Community engagement advisor at Safekids Aotearoa and President of PACIFICA West Auckland Lora Waqabitu
Pasifika family - Stay home, stay safe, stay Pasefika Proud

Luisa, Mann and baby Elijah tell us how #lockdownNZ during #COVID_19 Alert Level 4 has been for them and their little bubble. And how they've used the time to bond more as a family. They encourage us treat each other with love, respect and kindness while we #stayhome, #staysafe and stay #PasefikaProud. #Pasifika family.

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Sunday, 19 April 2020
Luisa, Mann and baby Elijah
Phylesha Brown-Acton - Stay Home, Stay Safe

The lovely Phylesha Brown-Acton #Niuean founder and director of F’INE (fee-neh) Pasifika Aotearoa- a Pacific LGBTQI focused provider has some encouragement and tips for us as we continue to be in #COVID_19 Alert Level 4 #lockdownNZ for another week, before going into Alert Level 3 which isn't much different- for two. She says it's important that we talanoa as a family in our bubbles, discussing ancestors, genealogy, culture and language as a way to bond, and look out for our most vulnerable. Remember to treat each other with love and respect as we #stayhome, #staysafe, stay #PasefikaProud.

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Monday, 20 April 2020
The lovely Phylesha Brown-Acton Niuean founder and director of F’INE (fee-neh) Pasifika Aotearoa
Alistar Kata - Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Pasefika Proud

Tagata Pasifika's Alistar Kata shares with us some tips if you're finding #COVID_19 Alert Level 4 #lockdownNZ a little bit stressful and asks that we keep treating each other with kindness, love and respect in our bubbles as we continue to #StayHome #StaySafe and stay #PasefikaProud. #CookIsland #KukiAirani

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Tagata Pasifika's Alistar Kata

As we go into Alert Level 3 today, which isn't too different from Level 4, #Tokelauan #Samoan visual artist Moses Viliamu reminds us of the importance spending time with your family during #COVID_19 #lockdownNZ and staying connected while we remember to #StayHome, #StaySafe, stay #PasefikaProud. If you need help it's available through all alert levels www.pasefikaproud.co.nz/service-providers

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Monday, 27 April 2020
Tokelauan Samoan visual artist Moses Viliamu

The lovely family advocates from #PacificIslandWomensRefuge #PIWR Tania Petelo and Theresa Peto give us some tips to respecting and keeping each other safe in our #COVID_19 bubbles. If anyone needs their 24/7 crisis line it is 0800733843 or 096344662. If you or anyone are in danger call 111. Remember help is available to you through all alert levels and beyond www.pasefikaproud.co.nz/service-providers. #StaySafe Stay #PasefikaProud

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Tuesday, 28 April 2020
The lovely family advocates from Pacific Island Women's Refuge (PIWR) Tania Petelo and Theresa Peto 

Tualoaina Latu To'omaga, Educator for the Brainwave Trust Aotearoa, Director of Positive Impact Consultancy Limited and SKIP Champion for Oranga Tamariki gives some tips as a solo dad, and educator at this time for other #Pasifika parents like himself looking after our precious children at home during #COVID_19 #AlertLevel3. He asks that we model kindness and alofa as we #staykind #staysafe and stay #PasefikaProud.

Posted by Pasefika Proud on Sunday, 3 May 2020
Tualoaina Latu To'omaga

GET HELP 

It is important we continue to keep our families and children safe in our homes. 

Some Pacific families may be feeling vulnerable. Remember that family violence support services are available. For emergencies please Dial 111. 

Pasefika Proud is a Pacific response to focus on community-led solutions that harnesses the transformative power of traditional Pacific cultural values and frameworks to encourage violence-free, respectful relationships that support Pacific peoples to thrive and to build strong resilient families.