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Auckland University Donates Furniture

The University of Auckland has donated furniture to Vaka Tautua to share with Pacific families who access its services in South, West and Central Auckland. Received today, the unused furniture is from the University's School of Population Health (SOPH) Tamaki Campus, which relocated to new premises at Grafton in early December.

Vaka Tautua Chief Executive Officer, Dr Amanda-Lanuola Dunlop, a University of Auckland SOPH alumni, is overwhelmed by the University's generosity.

"The University's kindness and generosity is indescribable," said Amanda-Lanuola Dunlop.

"Our teams engage, on a daily basis, with families who have very little... no table for them to eat at, chairs or couches to sit on, or tables for their children to do their homework at. This furniture will make a difference in their lives, and at a real, tangible level... We are very grateful and thankful [to the University]."

Vaka Tautua plans to distribute the furniture in the new year.

Vaka Tautua would like to thank the University, and in particular Mark Neal, Daniela Rovere and Dr. Rob McNeill for their generosity and support.

Vaka Tautua staff (L to R) Greg Va'afusuaga, Dr Amanda-Lanuola Dunlop and Evan Teiti with University representative, Daniela Rovere (holding the flowers).

Dr Amanda-Lanuola Dunlop, Evan Teiti and Atonio Hiliate collecting the furniture.


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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