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


The Pacific Like Minds Like Mine Project is aimed at removing discriminatory and de-stigmatisation of negative and destructive behaviours and attitudes towards people who experience mental illness, targeting the Pacific community and organisations within the Wellington and Christchurch regions. Vaka Tautua aims to vanquish certain Pacific belief systems that associate mental illness with curse and sin that in turn causes isolation and segregation.

Like Minds Like Mine Project Team

​​​​Susanne Cummings - LMLM Project Coordinator


Kia Orana,

My name is Susanne Jaqualine Cummings, I’m Rarotongan, New Zealand born.I have many years of experience in Mental Health and have a wide knowledge of the Pacific Community in the Wellington region and as well as other regions in New Zealand. I sit on Capital & Coast DHB’s SDIU (Service Development & Integration Unit) Consumer Leadership Group for Pacific, I used to sit as the chairperson for the executive committee for Vakaola Services Delegate Committee, I advocate for Tangata Toa when required.


Kia Manuia.