Vaka Tautua is a national “by Pacific for Pacific” health and social service provider.

We were established in 2007 by the PIASS and Malologa Trusts and remain a not-for-profit limited liability company registered with the Charities Commission.

We currently hold certification from the DAA Group against Standard NZS 8134:2008 Health and Disability Services, and we hold Level Two Status as a provider for the Ministry of Social Development.

​© Copyright 2014 Vaka Tautua


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Call us toll free on 

0800 825 282 

PO Box 23244, Hunters Corner 2155, Auckland

Social Work

Jessica Fonoti - Programme Coordinator 

Jess is our Programme Coordinator for our Growing Strong Pacific Families programme which works with families at risk of domestic violence.  Jess is a senior social worker and provides the wrap around social work support to our families while teaching our financial capability programme.  She also provides one-on-one coaching to help our families grow their financial self sustainability


Pennysa Tipelu - Social Worker & Financial Capability Coach 

Pennysa is a newly qualified social worker who joins us as a Social Worker / Financial Capability Coach.  Penny is employed by Vaka Tautua but works as part of an Emerge Aotearoa team who work with families at risk of losing their social housing.