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New Stop Smoking Service to benefit Auckland’s Pacific communities 

PRESS RELEASE: 26 July 2016  

A new regional Stop Smoking Service has been launched to improve smoke-free numbers in Pacific, as well as Maori and pregnant communities. The Fono, Auckland’s largest Pacific-owned and Pacific-led health provider, will drive the Pacific service for the Auckland & Waitemata DHB regions. It is in partnership with primary health organisation ProCare and Maori provider Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Limited.

The Stop Smoking Service is available to anyone who is eligible for publically-funded health services and who lives, works or plays in the Auckland & Waitemata DHB regions.

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First Pacific Whanau Ora service launched in Northland

PRESS RELEASE: 13 April 2015  

Health, social services and education provider The Fono has launched the first Northland Pacific Whanau Ora Service at the Kaikohe Memorial Hall on Friday. Whanau Ora is an inclusive approach to providing services and opportunities to families, and the service is the first of its kind specifically for Pacific families residing in Northland. In attendance were Maori Party Co-leader and Member of Parilament Hon. Marama Fox, members of the local Pacific community and the Te Hau Ora o Kaikohe Charitable Trust.

The Fono provides affordable services including medical, dental, pharmacy, health promotion, social services, education and Whanau Ora. Bringing a Pacific Whanau Ora service to the Northland town of Kaikohe will raise the profile of Pacific people far more than locals realise, says Falesiu Fotu, The Fono’s Northland Whanau Ora Navigator.

“There are more Pacific people here than you may realise. There are a lot of mixed Maori and Pacific families and there are a lot of Pacific people living here who would like the opportunity to be part of a Pacific organisation,” says Falesiu Fotu, who worked for Te Hau Ora o Kaikohe and will remain based at their offices.

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