Pasifika families

Closing the 'big disconnection' in Pacific families needed for suicide prevention

Project Manager Tau Faeteete says closing the gap between different generations in Pacific families is a priority place to start.

"This generation is involving faster than ever, and our older people are struggling they don’t know how to keep up, technology's fast, everything is fast.

"We talk about that village model, we really need wrap around programmes - how do we work together with the families because I’m seeing this big disconnection between these generations," says Faeteete.

Pasifika families in New Zealand need help to stop gambling - report

More than half of 14-year old Pacific youth were found to have gambled before, while nearly four percent of youth studied were problem gamblers.

Over half of Pasifika mothers studied had gambled with one in 28 identified as problem gamblers.

Auckland University of Technology researcher El-Shadan Tautolo said the incidence of gambling among Pasifika is increasing and needs to be addressed.