Our Purpose

VAka Tautua's Purpose

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

Our purpose is to work with our Pacific families and communities to help them realise their potential and achieve their health and wellbeing goals and aspirations.

We design and deliver services that are evidence-based, culturally relevant and responsive to the needs of our Pacific families and communities. This involves working in partnership with our Pacific families, communities and other service providers.

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VAka Tautua - a partnership 'for good'

Vaka Tautua was established in 2007 by PIASS Trust (disability services) and Malologa Trust (mental health services). The board of directors for the two trusts believed our Pacific peoples, families and communities would best be served if they joined forces and journeyed and navigated the seas together rather than separately. One vaka. One purpose. One goal. 

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We are Vaka Tautua. We are here to support our Pacific peoples, families, and communities on their journey; and to serve them with integrity, compassion and respect.


Vaka Tautua is a national “by Pacific for Pacific” health and social services provider. Established in 2007 by the PIASS and Malologa Trusts, we are a not-for-profit limited liability company registered with the Charities Commission.

We meet industry standards and have quality accreditation. We hold DAA Group Certification against Standard NZS 8134:2008 Health and Disability Services; Ministry of Social Development Social Sector Accreditation Standards Level 2, and Accreditation as a Living Wage employer.

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