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.

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Dr Lana Perese appointed to Board of Directors


Vaka Tautua are excited to announce the appointment of Dr Lana Perese as a Director on our Board of Directors. Dr Lana Perese began her research at the University of Auckland and was then appointment to the position of Pacific Health Research Manager. Her career has included working at the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs where she managed the research unit contributing to projects; Pacific Debt, Growing up in New Zealand and the study of Pacific non-regulated workers. More recently, Lana joined Malatest International as Auckland Manager.


Lana brings a wide range of skills, both analytical and research, to the role of Director. Her experience in the Pacific health sector and her understanding of the Pacific community will be vital to the governance role that the Board plays.


We welcome Dr Lana Perese to the Board of Directors