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New Whanau Room

In August 2018, DOVE Hawkes Bay started to change our Whanau/family room into a bright, colourful and welcoming place for families to wait in comfort. It is also a great place to sit and read.

DOVE employed the talents of a local artist, Greg Cooper,  to take on the task of transforming the room. Over several months, Greg painted two beautiful murals, a scenic mural and the other of local spots around Napier. Greg has captured Pania Of The Reef and Cape Kidnappers.

His heart and soul has gone into the murals -which you can see in the “Before” and “After” pictures of the room. A beautiful transformation has taken place!

DOVE HB would like to thank Greg for all his dedication and hard work into enhancing our room.  The Whanau room is now ready for use when visiting DOVE Hawke’s Bay.

If you would like Greg Cooper -Scenic Artist/Muralist to create a ‘masterpiece’ for you at work or home please contact him on his Mobile 021 268 6717. He is looking for commissions and would be happy to receive your call!



The Warehouse “Bags for Good” promotion

DOVE Hawkes Bay has been nominated to participate in Customer Choice “Bags for Good” programme which is run out of The Warehouse Napier. You will see our poster located by the checkout counters, so take a token and vote for us. This runs from August 2018 to the end of January 2019. Lets get voting and thank you for your support.

On Saturday 30th August, Katie and her boys visited The Warehouse in Napier to check out how DOVE Hawkes Bay “Bags for Good” is going and by the looks of the container we are doing really well. We would like to thank everyone who has put a token into our slot. We also have a small container located at each check out for small donations as well. This campaign continues on until January 2019 so you continued support would be wonderful. We would also like to thank The Warehouse Napier for their continued support as well.

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Z Energy “Good in the Hood” promotion

During the month of May, DOVE Hawkes Bay was nominated for take part in “Good in the Hood” promotion at Z Kennedy Road.  We had three of our staff members go down to Z Kennedy Road one lunch time to inform people what DOVE Hawkes Bay do and to also vote for using tokens we gave them when they filled up.  At the end of promotion, DOVE managed to earn $1,368 which we were very grateful for.  Here are Sam and Katie holding the token of how much we earned from everyone voting for us.  Thanks to Z Kennedy Road for selecting DOVE Hawkes Bay to participate in this promotion, we are truly grateful.

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‘Best Community Radio Programme 2017’

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”.

Kainga Pasifika Services Model

  “By Kainga Pasifika – For Kainga Pasifika”

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.

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White Ribbon Ambassadors

Newspaper Article

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: