Kia orana, Noa’ia, Talofa lava, Mauri, Mālō e lelei, Tālofa, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō ni and warm Pacific greetings
Welcome to the Pacific Fono 2023 Information page.
The theme for the Ohu Ahumahi Pacific Staff Fono is ‘E so’o le fau ma le fau’ – this Samoan proverb relates to the strength of the fau (hibiscus tree bark) when tied together and speaks to what can be achieved when we work in unity and collaboratively.
In November 2022 – representatives of the Pacific Staff Network led by Fa’atonu Sili Pasifika/ Chief Pacific Advisor proposed a two-day Fono for Pacific Staff for February 2023.
The proposed high-level tangible outcomes for the two days are to bring the 40+ staff together in Wellington to work on the following:
Their purpose is to ensure that the WDC ecosystem is delivering on its obligations to help Pacific learners and their families. The combined skills lived experience and journey of each of these members is phenomenal with each of them having an inspiring story of resilience to share.
The members of The Pacific Fono are:
Waihanga Ara Rau
Home – Waihanga Ara Rau
Home – Hanga-Aro-Rau (hangaarorau.nz)
Toitū te Waiora
Home – Toitū te Waiora (toitutewaiora.nz)
Home – Muka Tangata