The ‘community of care’ improving the wellbeing of Sāmoan teachers

This article was developed in partnership with The Spinoff, check out the original here  An ambitious initiative in Sāmoan early childhood centres is improving the health and wellbeing of children, families and teachers across Auckland – with aspirations to extend nationwide. The Seugagogo Aoga Amata Pre-School had humble beginnings. Situated close to the town centre of […]

It takes a village: Movement in Pasifika churches

Our village is the place where we walk together, standing shoulder to shoulder through the ebbs and flows of life. When we find our village, we have a place to belong, a place of refuge, identity, and strength which nurtures our spirit, soul, and body. In communities across the Pacific, the village is the heart […]

Voyaging to-and-from Henderson’s Rathgar Road

Our streets can be places for everybody to enjoy. Places we want to spend our time playing, walking, cycling, scooting, and connecting with one another. For our young people, part of the joy of being a kid is having the independence to explore local neighbourhoods and have the freedom to move around without adults, particularly […]

Ola Malosi supports fundamental movement whilst honouring Samoan culture and traditions

Expressing cultural practices in everyday life is crucial for people’s health and wellbeing and for feeling connected to where we spend our time. Faiaoga (teachers) are exploring what a toolkit for health and wellbeing will look like for Aoga Amata (Samoan ECEs) across Tāmaki Makaurau. Faiaoga and aiga (families) are putting forward their thoughts and […]