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FINALISTS – Tompkins Wake Rotorua Business Awards 2021

We are very humbled and honored to be named as finalists for this years Tompkins Wake Rotorua Business Awards 2021 by the Rotorua Business Chamber

We have been announced as finalists for the Ministry of Social Development: Not for Profit & Social Enterprise Award


We acknowledge all the hard work and the contribution of many – including our Board of Trustees, Operations Team, Families, Pasifika Communities and everyone that has supported us this year!


Congratulations to all the outstanding finalists and also to all who were nominated! We can’t wait for the awards night on the 9th of October

Check out the full list of finalists here https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/rotorua-business-awards-2021-finalists-announced

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COVID-19 Pasifika Vaccination Night

“Protect yourself and your aiga from the COVID-19 illness”

WHO: ALL PASIFIKA 16 YEARS & UP

WHEN: Monday 23 August

TIME: 5PM TO 7PM

WHERE: Rotorua COVID-19 Immunisation Hub – next to Uncle Bills & Noel Leeming | 1170 Amohau Street

A night for our community to get vaccinated – with pasifika entertainment and kai provided.

Transportation is available for the night – but must be arranged in advance!

Please call our RPIDCT Team on

07 347 7217 to reserve your space in the van.

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

CALL 0800 28 29 26

REQUEST “PASIFIKA EVENT”

OR YOU CAN SEND THIS INFORMATION BY EMAIL TO covid.imms@lakesdhb.govt.nz

Alternatively if you need help with your booking appointment contact us with the following information:

FULL NAME

CONTACT NUMBER

DATE OF BIRTH

GENDER

email this to amy.uluave@rpidct.nz and you will receive a confirmation of your APPOINTMENT via text.

or call us on 07 347 7217

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

#ANNOUNCEMENT FROM RPIDCT

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
Westbrook
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

Email: admin@rpidct.nz

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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

Email: amy.uluave@rpidct.nz

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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 

DOWNLOAD YOUR REGISTRATION FORM BELOW

To confirm your registration for the course please contact
Tupou or Ula via 📞 phone: 07 347 7217 
Email: 📧 tupou.cook@rpidct.nz or mereula.thomas@rpidct.nz

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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
✉  amy.uluave@rpidct.nz

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Financial Workshop

Check our Facebook page for updates – facebook.com/rotoruapacificislandsdevelopment

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: tupou@rpidct.nz

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RPIDCT 2020 AGM

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

EVERYONE IS WELCOME, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OUR PASIFIKA COMMUNITIES. COME ALONG AND MEET THE TRUSTEE’S

Light refreshments to follow (RSVP or for any enquires contact Amy via amy.uluave@rpidct.nz)

Want to spread the word? SHARE our events and RSVP here ⬇️https://fb.me/e/36yaubuoE

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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KAUKAUA LIGHT YOUTH PROGRAM

INSPIRATION | EMPOWERMENT | EDUCATION & CULTURE

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?
Email: monika.bansal@aeretai.nz

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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 ⬇️
https://facebook.com/rotoruapacificislandsdevelopment/