PMA unveils new building in Christchurch, named in honour of Dr Kiki Maoate
A significant milestone for the Pasifika Medical Association Group (PMA) and Etu Pasifika Canterbury (EPC) was unveiled this morning in Christchurch. Staff, stakeholders and partners for PMA and EPC gathered to celebrate the opening of Maoate House, PMA’s newest building created to support the growing operations of the organisation.
Movember Wrap Up 2023
Movember is a global fundraiser that sees both men (Mo Brothers) and women (Mo Sisters) come together to help raise awareness for men's physical and mental health. This year Etu Pasifika Canterbury (EPC) put forward five of their male staff to participate in the movement and it was a true success. The ’MoBros’ set a target of 500 kilometres collectively and hit 530 by the end of the month. They also raised just over $500.00 NZD towards the cause
Niuean Language Week 2023 - Dr Beau Carrasco
Doctor Beaudicia Carrasco (Dr Beau) has served as a medical registrar at Etu Pasifika Canterbury for numerous years. She is of mixed Niuean and Chilean descent, and her motivation to pursue a career in medicine stems from her inspiring mother.
Fijian Language Week 2023 - Dr Leone Vadei
Dr Leone Vadei is a familiar and smiling face here at Etu Pasifika Canterbury. He is both knowledgeable and proud when it comes to his Fijian lineage and roots.
Fijian Language Week 2023 - Akanisi Tagicakibau
Akanisi (Nisi) is one of our superstar administrators at Etu Pasifika Canterbury, our patients will be familiar with her calming voice. Nisi is a proud New Zealand-born Fijian woman who values family and self growth.
Fiji Language Week 2023 - Mona Jackson
Mona Jackson is one of our hosts here at Etu Pasifika Canterbury, and she does everything graciously and with a smile on her face always. We asked her a few questions for Fiji Language Week this year.
Fiji Language Week 2023 - Pethy Tuisosso
Pethy Tuisoso, a local Cantabrian, used to be in our administration team but has been serving as a navigator for the last year. She has a calming nature about her and is a proud Fijian woman. She is currently in France supporting the Fijian rugby team in the 2023 Rugby world cup.
Celebrating the international day of Mātua
Members of the Etu Pasifika Canterbury (EPC) Mātua programme participated in the recent Pasifika Mātua Olympics, a day where elders in the Christchurch community were able to get active in a fun and engaging way. The event is fitting as globally, elders are being celebrated today as part of International Day of Older Persons.
Pacific male nurse inspired by palliative care of late brother
Recent nursing graduate, Mr Leon Haiu, is setting a new benchmark for Pacific male nurses in Aotearoa, New Zealand. He is currently a Registered Nurse at Etu Pasifika Canterbury, joining a growing number of Pacific male nurses who are striving to increase visibility and representation of males in the profession (currently sitting at eight percent).
Samoan medical student and researcher committed to raising awareness about Rheumatic Fever
From a young age, Taliah Su'a, a New Zealand-born Samoan medical student, has been passionately committed to raising awareness about rheumatic fever, investing a significant amount of her time researching the impacts and implications of the illness.
Tongan Language Week 2023 - Lana Afu
A profile you do not want to miss. Finishing off our Tongan language 2023 profiles with our great community connector, Lana Afu. Lana has been serving with Etu Pasifika Canterbury for many years, you may recognise her from our vaccination events and our spaces in general. Have a read to see how Lana and her famili (family) celebrate Tongan language week and their heritage.
Tongan Language Week 2023 - Tuilavoni and Liliola
Two familiar faces for today's Tongan Language week profile but did you know that Nurse Lili and services manager Tuilavoni are a mother in law and son duo? Super special! Etu Pasifika Canterbury are truly blessed with the famili (family) connections that we have.