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.
OUR COMMUNITIES IN DUNEDIN
The biggest group of Pacific people in Dunedin. They are diverse and involved in a range of activities from academia, churches to industry.
Cook Islanders have been part of the Dunedin community since the 1940's. They are well established and actively support PTO
An active community group who are well connected to the national Kiribati community.
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.
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.
NI SA BULA
A small, active, younger and growing community. Involved in academia and their own network. Very active in PTO activities.
FAKAALOFA LAHI ATU
A small community who join in the activities as they need to.
A recent community in the Dunedin scene. They are a close-knit group who are also involved in PTO activities.
The community is well established and active. Many links with the Samoan community. Very involved in PTO activities.