Tala Pasifika (Pacific action for change) is an initiative to unite Pacific peoples in action and improve health outcomes.
Tala is a group that provides the opportunity for Pacific peoples to talanoa, gather and share time to fellowship and work collectively to profile ways of increasing the wellness of all Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.
We have 53,751 Pasifika smokers in Aotearoa – that’s 21% of our Pasifika population. Tala Pasifika support a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025 and use Talanoa — sharing stories — as an essential part of the life of Pacific people, and an essential part of our journey to becoming a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025.
Pasifika Snapshot in Aotearoa
Pasifika people make up 8.1% of the population, which means there are 381,642 Pasifika people in Aotearoa. We have 53,751 Pasifika smokers in NZ – that’s 21% of our Pasifika population.
Download the full Pasifika Snapshot in Aotearoa below:
News and updates
Tala Pasifika Director Lealailepule Edward Cowley is calling on MPs to support today's second reading of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill in its entirety. This new legislation recognises people who smoke coupled with...
Tala Pasifika are backing ' World Smokefree May' all the way. The announcement from Hāpai Te Hauora declaring ' World Smokefree May' in the lead up the World Health Organisation's international celebration of 'World Smokefree Day' on...