Everything I do is about Pacific People and improving their lives
Pursuing excellence is nothing new to Dr Julienne Faletau, an analyst for the Pacific Health Development Team. "It's ingrained in me. Raised in the anga fakatonga way (Tongan way). My culture teaches me how to treat and relate to people and has influenced my work ethic.
Health Fund for Pacific communities now open
Pacific community organisations are strongly urged to apply for the Pacific Community Health Fund, now open for applications. “Pacific communities know what works for our communities, and what will create positive changes to lift Pacific wellbeing for families,” said the Associate Minister of Health Aupito William Sio.
Mateata Teatao talks about the importance of her Kiribati culture and passion for helping Pacific people
In celebration of Kiribati Language Week, Fanau Ola Social Worker Mateata Teatao talks about the importance of her culture and her passion for helping Pacific people through their most vulnerable times. "I always knew I wanted to help people.
Luisa Lilo - A journey shaped by culture and service to others
Dreaming of a new life rich with opportunities, Luisa Lilo’s parents immigrated from Samoa to New Zealand in the 1950s. Like many other Samoan families, it was not always easy when they first came to Aotearoa.
Mentoring through equity lens
What motivates Maori and Pacific medical students to become doctors? That was the focus of Dr Mataroria Lyndon’s Ph. D. thesis completed under the supervision of Professor Andrew Hill and something that Andrew remembers in his mentoring of young doctors.
COVID-19 survivor on a mission!
Tuala Tagaloa Tusani is a COVID-19 DELTA survivor who was rushed to Middlemore Hospital in early September.
Kindness and respect wins the day: Daniel Mataafa announced as Young Nurse of the Year
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s (NZNO’s) has announced CM Health registered nurse Daniel Mataafa as Young Nurse of the Year.
CM Health Staff Profile: Fanau Ola nurse case manager Matangaro Rima shares her passion for nursing and her culture
Fanau Ola nurse case manager and proud Cook Islander, Matangaro Rima, talks about her found passion for nursing and how weaving culture and faith into her life is essential.
CM Health Staff Profile: Cancer nurse coordinator passionate about impacting the lives of Pacific and Maaori
In celebration of ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week, Cook Islands cancer nurse coordinator Martha Kainuku talks about the importance of her culture and her drive to impact the Counties Manukau community positively.
Health Care Assistant marks 20 years of supporting women and whaanau in Botany
For the last 20 years, Health Care Assistant (HCA) at Botany Downs Birthing Unit Vida Kereopa has seen many changes with the women and whaanau who’ve come into the unit, but her care for them has remained constant.