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Vaka Tautua Delivering Services During COVID-19 Lockdown

Vaka Tautua will continue to deliver services and support to our Pacific families and communities during the COVID-19 lockdown period which starts 26 March 2020. Our services are essential because of the range of health, disability and social services we deliver; and the special communities we serve - people with disabilities, older peoples and those experiencing mental illness. We deliver services in the Auckland Central, Counties Manukau, Waitemata/West Auckland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay, Wellington and Canterbury regions.

We will, however, be delivering our services and support a bit differently to protect our service users and ourselves. Most will be via telephone and virtual means like FaceTIme, Videocall and Skype. Face-to-face sessions will take place in special cases. Our teams are working with our clients individually to understand what this new way of working looks like for them, and what will work best.

"While we are changing the way in which we are delivering our services and support to our Pacific families and communities, we are committed to delivering excellent services that meet their needs, and helps them through these uncertain times," says Chief Executive Officer, Dr Amanda-Lanuola Dunlop.

Vaka Tautua staff will be working remotely in our communities for the four-week period. All Vaka Tautua offices will be closed.

You can reach us on ph: TOLL FREE 0800 825 282 or by email:

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Vaka Tautua Manukau staff happy to be serving our Pacific families and communities during the lockdown (note the "physical distancing!").


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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