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WHERE PEOPLES CONNECT


Talofa lava, Kia Orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mauri, Ni sa bula vinaka, Taloha ni, Malo e lelei and Warm Pacific greetings!
 

 

Pacific Trust Otago is an independent community provider of health, education, and social services to Pacific peoples. We work within a holistic framework to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.


 

  • Create a nuturing Well-being environment

  • Improve access to services for Well-being

  • Be professional, innovative and viable

WHO WE ARE:

WHAT WE STRIVE FOR:


We believe that it is impossible to effectively treat physical ‘symptoms’ of individuals without acknowledging the role of family, social, educational, cultural, and economic factors that impact on how much ‘wellness’ anyone can achieve. In understanding this, Pacific Trust Otago provides multileveled support for clients, families and communities in achieving their health and wellbeing goals.

 

Pacific Trust Otago aims to support all workers through developing open and collaborative working relationships. In meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients, funders, and the wider community each staff member is valued for the contribution they make to the capacity of the organisation.

MISSION:

VISION:

OUR COMMUNITIES IN DUNEDIN

SAMOA

TALOFA LAVA

The biggest group of Pacific people in Dunedin. They are diverse and involved in a range of activities from academia, churches to industry.

COOK ISLANDS

KIA ORANA

Cook Islanders have been part of the Dunedin community since the 1940's. They are well established and actively support PTO

KIRIBATI

WAN TOK

MAURI

An active community group who are well connected to the national Kiribati community. 

HOLA OLGETA

The Wantok system unites these Melanesian societies (i.e. Solomon Is, PNG, Vanuatu) into  one group of people that is part of the Pacific community. 

TONGA

MALO E LELEI

A growing, organised and close knit group  engaged in many activities.  Links with he fastest growing NZ Tongan group in Oamaru, Otago. 

FIJI

NI SA BULA

A small, active, younger and growing community. Involved in academia and their own network. Very active in PTO activities.

NIUE

FAKAALOFA LAHI ATU

A small community who join in the activities as they need to.

TUVALU

TALOFA 

A recent community in the Dunedin scene. They are a close-knit group who are also involved in PTO activities.

TOKELAU

TALOHA NI

The community is well established and active. Many links with the Samoan community. Very involved in PTO activities.