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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Call us toll free on 

0800 825 282 

PO Box 23244, Hunters Corner 2155, Auckland

Financial Literacy Coaches

Our Financial Literacy programme includes eight weeks of workshops plus one-on-one financial coaching in your home. Outside these times our Coaches are always available for support by phone.  All are Pacific and are trained in facilitation through our partnership with the Commission for Financial Capability.  This programme is free and completely confidential.


We have a Pacific Financial Literacy team based in Auckland. Our staff know Financial Literacy and the pitfalls families often fall into such as high consumer credit.  Within the programme we have Samoan, Tongan, Fijian and Cook Islands staff members.  All are fluent in their native language and can provide programme facilitation in their own language, or cater to a pan Pacific audience as needed. They bring strong backgrounds in adult education, finance, disability, budgeting, policy, and more.


Pelenatele Lam Sam (Samoan)- Senior Financial Literacy Coach

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Eugenie Hiliate (Tongan) - Financial Literacy Coach

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Antonio Hiliate (Tongan) - Financial Literacy

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Vaisima Langi (Tongan)  - Financial Literacy Coach


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Evan Teiti (Cook Islands) - Financial Literacy Coach

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