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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A day of celebration for our Cook Island Papa's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 25 September 2014

News item | Vaka Tautua

 

 

On September the 10th Mangere East’s Metro Community Hall came alive as Vaka Tautua’s Cook Islands Older Peoples’ group celebrated ‘Papa’s Day’. In true Cook Island style, the mama’s honored our Papas filling the hall with song dance and food!

The Chairman of the Group Mrs Ngametua Poko and CEO of Vaka Tautua Vui Mark Gosche welcomed the packed hall and gave thanks for our wonderful Papas who lead our Pacific communities an both small and big ways everyday. With special performances and Zumba by the Mama’s, our Papas were entertained and celebrated- they even had Vui up on his feet dancing to the Cook Island beat!

Disability Information and Advisory Services Co-ordinator, Tina Mataiti says; “It was a great day for all who attended as we got to celebrate our Papa’s and the contributions they have made to our lives. Our Cook Island Older Peoples Group really thrived off seeing Vui dancing and taking part too!”

Vaka Tautua offer ethnic specific weekly older peoples programmes providing a variety of activities, education, health promotion and safety programmes in an environment where older people are respected and valued. To read more about our Older People Services in the CMDHB area, click here.

 

 

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