Pacific Action for Change

Tala Pasifika (Pacific action for change) is an initiative to unite Pacific peoples in action and improve health outcomes.

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Tala Pasifika

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

Pan Pacific Fono

Hosted by Te Aho o te Kahu (Cancer Control Agency) and Tala Pasifika, the Pan Pacific fono was held offering over 100 Pasifika experts, researchers, health and community workers and volunteers the opportunity to "Reconnect, talanoa (share) and learn." Pastor Giovani...

Smokefree Action Plan needed for underserved communities

Tala Pasifika; Pacific Action For Change congratulate Associate Minister of Health, Dr. Ayesha Verrall for today’s release of a strong comprehensive action plan to achieve a Smokefree Aotearoa. Tala Pasifika Director, Lealailepule Edward Cowley says "I am so pleased...

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