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The Fono comes to the Shore

The Fono has opened a new location on the North Shore and will deliver a number of services to local families.

Chief Executive Officer of The Fono, Tevita Funaki, says The Fono is thrilled to be delivering ‘Waitemata Family Start’, the ‘Stop Smoking Service’, ‘Pacific Whanau Ora’ and the ‘Enua Ola Programme’ on the North Shore.

This is a great opportunity for The Fono to further our vision and caring for our Pacific and high needs families that live on the North Shore.

Services will be coordinated and run from our new North Shore offices out of Raeburn House in the Northcote Shopping Centre, first floor of the Norman King Building at 65 Pearn Crescent.

Senior Manager of Services, Sally Dalhousie, says the location is perfect.

“Being based in the heart of Northcote gives us an instant connection to local organisations and communities,” she says.

“There’s room for growth and the team at Raeburn House welcomed us with open arms. We are really excited to have established this critical partnership so that we can strengthen our collective impact together.”

With approximately 8,500 Pacific people living on the Shore (2013 NZ Census), the area has a relatively small Pacific population compared to other parts of Auckland.

But Sally says the population’s need for specialised support is high and The Fono is looking forward to working with other agencies and groups to make positive and sustainable differences.

“There are Pacific families with genuine high needs in pockets such as Northcote, Birkenhead, Beach Haven and Birkdale,” she says.

“With the new social housing going into the Shore, it is vital that families are supported effectively. There hasn’t been a strong Pacific presence in terms of support and so it is easy to understand why we’ve been warmly welcomed by other local organisations.”

Access to The Fono North Shore at Raeburn House is at the end of Pearn Place, with free parking available.

More information

For more information on services click on the links below

The Fono North Shore

Stop Smoking Service

Family Start

Enua Ola

Whanau Ora