Huge congratulations to our Kainga Pasifika Services Radio presenters Tevita Fakaosi and Ina Pumati-Chung Ching for achieving the award for “Best Community Programme 2017” at Radio Kidnappers 104.7 FM! Keep up the great work and spreading our message “Creating Healthy Relationships in our Families and Communities”.
Our Kainga Pasifika Services model was created by Tevita Faka’osi and is based on a Pasifika outlook on Safe and Healthy Relationships in 3 main areas of our lives; Relationships, Culture and Spirituality. At the centre is Mo’ui Kakato – Well Being. Kainga Pasifika Services utilizes this model to work effectively with our Pasifika communities and families in Hawkes Bay.
This model is under a copyright. However, we are happy to share an electronic copy with the proviso that its source is acknowledged and that people link in with Tevita Faka’osi before the model is used. We discourage use of the model if people haven’t been trained in the Kainga Pasifika Services model, as we don’t want to risk people using it incorrectly and getting poor results thus bringing it into disrepute.
In November 2015 two of DOVE Hawkes Bay staff were confirmed as new White Ribbon Ambassadors
- Tevita Faka’osi, Manager of Kainga Pasifika Services
- Malcolm Byford, Manager of DOVE Hawkes Bay
White Ribbon Ambassadors are a key component to the success of the White Ribbon Campaign – Men making a stand against all forms of violence towards women and children. For the campaign to be successful, men must be seen to lead and actively support the kaupapa. Ambassadors play a vital role in building support, visibility and developing a shared understanding of the campaign within their social groups, workplaces and communities. Ambassadors embody the principles of the campaign. They are nominated by the community and chosen for their willingness to challenge the behaviour of abusive men, and to convey key messages directly to their own communities.
Both Tevita and Malcolm have a long involvement working in the area of family violence and this honour acknowledges and confirms the work they have been involved with
For further information on White Ribbon see their website: www.whiteribbon.org.nz