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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Vaka Tautua celebrates Tongan Language Week in true Tongan style!

 

 

Monday 8 September 2014

News item | Vaka Tautua

 

 

Last week was Uike Lea Faka Tonga – Tongan Language Week and Vaka Tautua got amongst the action in true Tongan style! This year’s theme was ‘Ko e kai ia ‘a e Tonga – Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan Wisdom’ so  it seemed fitting to have Vaka Tautua’s General Manager, Manu Fotu, share with staff an introduction to the history of Tonga.

 

Vaka Tautua staff participated in events up and down the country. Even in the deep south of Christchurch Vaka Tautua’s Tongan Disability Coordinator Kaiongo Tupou got stuck in with the Tongan Language week celebrations. “It was a great time of remembrance for Tongan culture, tradition and language and it’s always a great time catching up with the community. It’s the only time of the year, where we feel like we’re back at home [In Tonga].”

 

“It is a time not only of learning, but respect of who we are, and it’s our chance to enhance the significance of our Tongan culture.” Says Tupou.

 

 

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