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Tonga National Rugby Union Team “Ikale Tahi” to visit Rotorua


This Friday Tonga Rugby Union will be here in Rotorua!

Come and meet the team?

Friday 25th June 2021
Time: 4pm to 5pm
Where: Rotorua International Stadium
Entry through – Gate 2
Devon Street West
Rotorua 3015

Players from the Tonga National Rugby Union Team “Ikale Tahi” will be here to meet and engage with fans, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the team before ahead of their clash against the All Blacks!

Contact our team for additional information or media enquiries

Phone: 07 347 7217


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Community Fono: COVID-19 Vaccine

#GETTHEFACTS – Rotorua Pacific Islands Development Charitable Trust are hosting a Community Fono at about Covid-19 vaccinations/immunisation roll-out plan

We encourage our Pasifika communities to get informed about the vaccine so that they can make the best decisions for themselves and their families We will have experts present to answer any questions you have about the Covid-19 vaccination

WHEN: Saturday 22nd May

TIME: 10am to 12pm

WHERE: RPIDCT Office 1334 Hinemoa Street

Rotorua 3010

Make sure to share with your friends and Fanau (family) We look forward to seeing you on the Saturday 22nd May!

RSVP for the Fono by contacting our team:

Phone: 07 347 7217


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Financial Workshop

Financial Workshop Returns for 2021!

Special invitation to our pasifika families and communities:
This workshop introduces tools and strategies that you can share with your learners to help them make informed decisions about money, and to develop their financial planning skills. To create the awareness of the various aspects of one’s financial life and shows you how to be and stay in control of your money.

Topics covered

The workshop covers:   

  • Cultural identity and Money Understanding your own personal relationship.
  • Needs and Wants / Money Goals
  • Keeping Track Recording expenditure / Debt Understanding Good Debt and Bad Debt
  • Borrowing Sensibly / Saving
  • Get a Fair share Money Path and plugging into our community
  • Paying it forward Achievements

The learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop participants will have a better understanding of: 

  • How Pacific communities view finance/money  
  • The role of spirituality in finance decision making   
  • Cultural obligations and why they are important   
  • The principle of prioritising obligations.

Please register by Thursday 13th May to confirm your spot in the course and for catering purposes 


To confirm your registration for the course please contact
Tupou or Ula via 📞 phone: 07 347 7217 
Email: 📧 or

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Community Fono

Talofa lava, Ni sa Bula vinaka, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Taloha ni, and greetings

Be part of the change

Voice your opinion about the important issues

Ways to strengthen our communities

Community-centered approach •  Empowerment of Pacific communities

When: Saturday 28th November
Time: 10am to 1pm

Where: Rotorua Methodist Church & Bainbridge Centre
187 Old Taupo Road
Utuhina, Rotorua 3015

All are welcome to attend!

For more information please contact the RPIDCT Office
1334 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010
☎  07 347 7217

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Financial Workshop

Check our Facebook page for updates –

Our FINANCIAL WORKSHOP returns for 2020

WHERE: 187 Old Taupo Road – Rotorua Methodist Church Hall

WHEN: Saturday 7th November

TIME: 10am to 2pm

Special invitation to our pasifika families and communities:To create the awareness of the various aspects of one’s financial life and shows you how to be and stay in control if your money

If you are interested? Registration Forms can be emailed or picked up from the RPIDCT Office

There will be light refreshments after the workshop, registration is essential to save your space in the workshop! Limited spaces available

Any inquires contact Tupou 021 0271 7085 or email:

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Join the Rotorua Pacific Islands Development Charitable Trust for our 2020 – Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date: Saturday 31st October

Time: 11am to 2pm

Location: RPIDCT Office -1134 Hinemoa Street Rotorua 3010


Light refreshments to follow (RSVP or for any enquires contact Amy via

Want to spread the word? SHARE our events and RSVP here ⬇️

AGM Booklets are ready to collect from our office, come and collect your booklets between 9am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)

Call in and see us at the RPIDCT Office
1134 Hinemoa Street Rotorua 3010

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Rotorua Rotorua Pacific Islands Development Charitable Trust is proud to present our Kaukaua Youth programme an 8 Week educational program for Pasifika youth aged 12yrs – 25yrs.

Start date: 25th September | End date: 13th November

Sessions will cover the following Topics:
Education Leadership
Cultural Practices Health & Wellbeing Career/Trade & Job Preparation

This programme is about giving our youth the skills, mindset, prerpartion, confidence and attitude to achieve the best outcomes for their future and succeed in all aspects of their lives. Join us for a night of great discussions and various workshops with inspiring guest speakers from our local communities.
Refreshments provided – please RSVP before the 23rd of September with us to confirm your space!

Fill out the registration Form below ⬇️

Download the form here

Contact Monika for more information or RSVP?

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Fitness in Pacific Style

Bula Vinaka Whanau 💚

We are happy to announce the return of our very popular group fitness sessions FITNESS IN PACIFIC STYLE

• Fitness with a pacific twist, fun group hula (dance) sessions with upbeat/energetic islands beats to get the hips moving. Fun for all ages and easy to follow routines. Join our next session.

Our next session will be running again on Monday 14th September
at Rotorua Methodist – Church Hall
187 Old Taupo Road Rotorua, 3010

⏰ From 6pm to 7pm

Thinking of joining?
✅ Bring your water bottle
✅ Bring your lava lava
✅ Lastly bring your smiles & laughter

We will see you all on Monday night ready to moves our hips to the island beats 🌺

See you there 🙌🏽

Be sure to check out our facebook page for further updates ⬇️

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Tonga Language Week 2020

Uike Lea Faka-Tonga 2020

Sunday 6 September – Saturday 12 September

Malo e Lelei from the Rotorua Pacific Island Development Charitable Trust team. Best wishes to all our Tongan families in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

We hope that you will enjoy Tongan Language week

Tonga Language Week celebrations commences this Sunday 6 September 2020.

The theme for Tonga language week is “Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Lotu Mo’oni” which in English means “Enriching Aotearoa New Zealand through Prayer and Faith”. Each year a different theme is used to promote the richness of the Tonga language and culture with the Tongan community but also all New Zealanders.

For a copy of the official Tonga Language week poster and resources click on:

Follow NZ Tonga Language Week Facebook Page for upcoming events and keep out eye out on our trust facebook page for more

Ofa Atu

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Health & Wellness

Warm pasifika greetings,

We are excited to announce we are offering a FREE health and wellness clinic to our pasifika families and communities which will be operating onsite at our RPICDT office

1334 Hinemoa Street Rotorua 3010

Its FREE we ask that you please make a booking via phone, email or come in and see us 👥

Get a FREE health check?

High Blood Pressure

Blood Sugar

Height & Weight


General Health Assessment

Get a FREE Health Check with our Registered Nurse Talei

Learn more about Talei here –

Check our facebook page for more updates regarding dates and times when the health clinic will be operating