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.
 

​© Copyright 2014 Vaka Tautua


 

Send us an email 

Call us toll free on 

0800 825 282 

PO Box 23244, Hunters Corner 2155, Auckland

1/5
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaka Tautua has extensive experience operating health services through working collaboratively alongside DHB’s, primary health organisations, Pacific churches, Pacific communities and Pacific clinical services. We work together with service users, family and fanau to meet the diverse cultural needs of Pacific people, offering a wide range of services that:

• Foster resilience and recovery
• Place individuals and families at its core
• Provide culturally effective support
• Enable individuals with a disability or mental illness to live, work, learn, and participate fully in communities of their choice

Education and information

​Many Pacific groups see disability and mental illness as a curse upon ones' family because of a past sin or relationship that has not been rectified, and often that person is destined to live a life of isolation and shame.  Vaka Tautua is working toward changing negative belief systems by informing and educating people about the possibilities and opportunities available to people who experience disabilities and mental illnesses. Comprehensive, accurate, current information and advice is provided in Pacific languages:

• To Pacific people experiencing a disability or mental illness, their families, caregivers, community groups, employers and service providers
• On the rights and entitlements for Pacific people experiencing a disability or mental illness, their family and caregivers

Support

​Vaka Tautua establishes meaningful relationships between service providers and service users, providing timely and effective support to Pacific disabled, older people, youth and mental health service users.

 

Services available

* Disability Information Advice and Support Services (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch)

* Mental Health Community Support Service (Auckland DHB and Waitemata DHB)
* Mental Health Peer Support (Waitemata DHB)

* Mental Health Navigation Service (Capital and Coast DHB)
* Older Persons Support Service (Counties Manukau DHB)
* Financial Literacy (Auckland and Wellington)

 

Our Services