• SouthSeas staff support PMA conference


    SouthSeas Healthcare staff joined health professionals from New Zealand and the Pacific Islands attending the two-day Pasifika Medical Association conference in Auckland, held 14-15 November at the Holiday Inn Hotel.... Read More

  • Diabetes NZ launches new recipe book


    A new recipe book published by Diabetes NZ has a fresh take on healthy, tasty meals and will make life much easier for the quarter of a million New Zealanders living with diabetes.... Read More

  • Tagaloa Dr Andrew Chan Mow wins award


    A Samoan-born doctor who once dreamed of becoming a marine biologist but was convinced by his mother to become a doctor is the recipient of the Pacific Health and Wellbeing Award announced at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards held recently at the Eden Park Function Centre.... Read More

  • Support given to Tongan Nurses Association of NZ


    SouthSeas Healthcare supported the Tongan Nurses Association of NZ annual ball held earlier this month at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland.... Read More

  • SouthSeas Mana Kidz wins award


    The South Seas Healthcare Mana Kidz programme has been awarded the National Hauora Coalition Award for Whanau Whai Hua - Outcomes Matter 2018.... Read More

  • Combined language celebrations


    As the end of the year approaches, SouthSeas Healthcare celebrates the remaining Pacific languages of Niuean, Fijian, Tuvaluan and Tokelau in one commemoration.... Read More

  • Partnership work in mentorship


    SouthSeas Healthcare and Manukau Institute of Technology have become the linchpin of mentorship delivery for third year nursing students.... Read More

  • Drop, Cover and Hold!


    SouthSeas Healthcare participated in the New Zealand ShakeOut earthquake drill last month.... Read More

  • Staff workshop to look into future development


    SouthSeas Healthcare staff recently congregated for a half-day workshop to paint the picture of the next 20 years for the organisation.... Read More

  • Whānau Ora still a priority


    Minister for Whānau Ora Hon Peeni Henare recently visited SouthSeas Healthcare to observe and hear more about their service as a Pacific Whānau Ora provider and affirms that the programme is still a priority.... Read More

  • A week to celebrate Fijian language


    This week, SouthSeas Healthcare acknowledges the richness of Fiji's language and culture by celebrating Fijian Language Week, with the theme 'Noqu Vosa Me'u Bula Taka' meaning My language, Learn it, Speak it, Live it.... Read More

  • A time to connect and reflect


    This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and Health Minister David Clark says we must recognise the importance of New Zealanders connecting and reflecting with family and friends.... Read More

  • Whānau Ora “Making Magic” conference


    SouthSeas Healthcare will be among other Pacific partner-organisations across regions for the 3rd annual Whānau Ora “Making Magic” Conference scheduled for 21-22 November, to be held at the Holiday Inn Auckland Airport Hotel.... Read More

  • Tālofa! I'ts Tuvalu Language Week


    Tuvalu Language Week gives SouthSeas Healthcare a great reason to celebrate all things Tuvaluan.... Read More

  • Smile and say ‘ni hao!’


    It was New Zealand Chinese Language Week last month (23 – 29 September) and SouthSeas Healthcare have been getting into the spirit of celebrating language, culture and diversity in the workplace.... Read More

  • Daylight saving starts this weekend


    Daylight saving starts this weekend when clocks are set forward by 1 hour at 2am on Sunday 30 September 2018.... Read More

  • Awareness of cervical and prostate cancer


    Cancer screening is an important component of South Seas Healthcare work.... Read More

  • Te wiki o Te Reo Māori


    SouthSeas Healthcare staff sharpened up on te reo Māori language as their way of embracing Maori Language Week.... Read More

  • Launch of Moana Pacific Women's Network


    Pacific women in New Zealand will have a chance to network and share business and life skills after the launch of the Moana Pacific Women's network in Parliament recently.... Read More

  • Tongan Language Week celebrated


    SouthSeas Healthcare celebrated Tongan Language Week with the aim of strengthening learning languages in the workplace.... Read More

  • Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm


    SouthSeas Healthcare staff were among other Pacific providers attending the consultation hui held recently in Auckland to discuss a new strategy for preventing and minimising gambling harm.... Read More

  • Raising awareness on Daffodil Day


    SouthSeas Healthcare is embracing Daffodil Day to raise awareness about cancer.... Read More

  • Stories enable us to act


    “There couldn’t be a better time than the present, to share your narrative” says Silao Vaisola-Sefo, Chief Executive of SouthSeas Healthcare.... Read More

  • Look after the health of your family


    Regional Public Health recently issued a warning about influenza outbreaks in a number of schools and early childhood education centres, particularly in the greater Wellington region.... Read More

  • Conference to recognise youth development


    SouthSeas Healthcare’s MyStory programme was among other initiatives targeting youth, where key agencies came together in Wellington to connect, share, learn, grow and celebrate the diversity and strengths of young people.... Read More

  • MyStory part of Aotearoa’s youth development conference


    SouthSeas Healthcare MyStory programme features in the INVOLVE 2018 ‘Looking Back to Move Forward’ conference being held over three days this week at the Michael Fowler Centre on Wellington's waterfront.... Read More

  • Whānau Ora: Have your say


    We encourage our families who are registered under the Whānau Ora programme to make online submissions of their experiences and journeys through Whānau Ora.... Read More

  • SouthSeas join celebration of Cook Islands Language Week


    SouthSeas Healthcare continues to support community efforts to encourage the preservation and retention of the Cook Islands language.... Read More

  • Pacific GPs honoured


    SouthSeas Healthcare would like to extend their heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Tupa’i and Dr. Hussein’s outstanding contributions. Both have been recognised at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners annual conference, held recently at Auckland’s Aotea Centre.... Read More

  • Kiribati flavour in SouthSeas


    SouthSeas Healthcare recently honoured the services of their Kiribati staff by putting on a special celebration to acknowledge and celebrate Kiribati Independence Day.... Read More

  • Support letters for subsidised housing


    SouthSeas Healthcare GP Dr Andrew Chan Mow featured on the Tagata Pasifika TV programme recently, voicing his concerns about the high number of patients asking for support letters to get into subsidised housing.... Read More

  • Long years of service don’t go unnoticed


    One of the founders of SouthSeas Healthcare, Dr Suitafa Debbie Ryan, was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her work in Pacific health earlier this year.... Read More

  • JUNE was Men’s Health Month!


    June was the month to commemorate Men's Health, an annual awareness campaign dedicated to education and activities based on the health and wellbeing of men and boys.... Read More

  • Storytelling through poetry


    Meet Aotearoa Aho also known as “Kat”, another participant in the SouthSeas Healthcare MyStory initiative, talking about how poetry has shaped her life and helped break down barriers that she was facing at school.... Read More

  • Prevent the spread of common winter illnesses


    With winter approaching, you should consider the range of information support at the Counties Manukau or the Ministry of Health websites about how you can prevent the spread of common winter illnesses such as colds and flu.... Read More

  • Samoa Language Week celebrated at SouthSeas


    Samoan language was celebrated from 27 May to 2 June in New Zealand and SouthSeas Healthcare staff put on their own display to embrace and celebrate it.... Read More

  • Growing up different and telling my story


    “We all have a story to tell,” says Robyn Kapeteni who identifies as transgendered, pushing through her last year at De La Salle College and one of the first participants of the SouthSeas Healthcare MYSTORY initiative.... Read More

  • SouthSeas joins the Pink Shirt Day movement


    Friday 18 May 2018 marked Pink Shirt Day and SouthSeas Healthcare joined many workplaces around the country getting involved, wearing pink to show their support for the cause.... Read More

  • Narita shares her passion for Otara


    Ask Narita what she thinks of Otara and her eyes will swell with pride, saying “It’s my home.”... Read More

  • Dr Heidi Conway recognised for her dedication


    Dr Heidi Conway has spent more than a decade taking care of people in the South Auckland.... Read More

  • “Absolutely amazing” says teary Malie Faalavaau


    A passion to help vulnerable families and a drive to see them succeed in life has seen Malie Faalavaau recognised for her hard work and dedication.... Read More

  • Drop, cover and hold on!


    SouthSeas Healthcare had an earthquake drill last Friday, which saw staff diving under desks and tables as part of the exercise.... Read More

  • How a working mum makes time for family


    Meet Irata Passi, a nurse team leader at SouthSeas Healthcare. Irata is married with six children, with a stillborn son who she always acknowledges when people ask her how many children she has.... Read More

  • A balancing act for Ana Rogers


    When Ana Rogers began work at SouthSeas three years ago as a community health worker, she thought she would have the perfect balance between work and family life.... Read More

  • Getting inspired at youth leadership workshop


    SouthSeas Healthcare, in partnership with Mentoring and Tutoring education scheme (MATES), delivered a fun filled workshop for Pacific scholarship students from St Kentigern’s College earlier this year.... Read More

  • Rewards of a crazy busy life


    Operations manager at SouthSeas Healthcare, Solo Aiono’s outlook on working life is ‘It’s not about you; it’s about the team’.... Read More

  • Long nights without power and cutting food budget


    Late last year the Alliance Health + hosted their annual Awards Evening at the Ellerslie Events Centre, which recognised a range of clinical and community achievements and representatives from across the health sector, with almost 200 people attending.... Read More


    “Good health and well-being are essential for our Pacific children,” says CEO of SouthSeas Healthcare Trust, Silao Vaisola-Sefo.... Read More

  • A small gesture that means so much


    Christmas is over but families who received the SouthSeas Heathcare Christmas hampers will never forget the goodwill.... Read More

  • A story of inspiration from Otara


    Earlier in March, Krystal Montana Wineti, a young lady who was part of the very first SouthSeas MyStory workshop in September 2017, shared her inspiring story at the exclusive Sky City at the Sugar Club in Auckland as part of celebrating International Women’s Day.... Read More

  • Supporting our young people at Polyfest


    Around 9000 students participated in the celebration of Pacific culture through dance and singing in March at the ASB Polyfest at the Manukau Sports Bowl in South Auckland.... Read More

  • Sharing personal stories from the heart


    More than 100 young people of South Auckland and their loved ones recently attended the MYSTORY event, held at the Otara Recreational Centre, where children and young people of South Auckland told their stories from the heart.... Read More

  • Tapuaki pregnancy education courses for Pacific women


    South Seas Healthcare is now offering Tapuaki - a new pregnancy education programme for Pacific women. Talanoa-style sessions are available at Otara, Mangere and Manurewa, with helpful information available for expectant mums and dads, and for members of the whole family.... Read More

  • The best start in life


    South Seas Well Child Nurse Hannah Tareta Koronui isn’t hesitant to speak about the journey and hardships she has endured to get where she is today. The mother of two from the Cook Islands appreciates where she is and the responsibility she has looking after babies, young children and their mothers.... Read More

  • Building foundations for the future


    When 14-year-old Samoan Elijah Meyer received a scholarship to attend Howick College to play rugby for the school’s First XV, his mother Selema was over the moon and so proud. But, although the scholarship paid for the year 9 student’s school fees, it didn’t cover additional costs such as a laptop required in order for Elijah to complete his school and homework.... Read More

Press Releases

  • South Auckland young people share their stories

    South Auckland Pacific young people will have an opportunity to tell their heart-warming stories of triumph and tribulations at the MyStory event in Otara today, an event hosted by SouthSeas Healthcare Trust, in collaboration with the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. ...Read More

  • MyStory event heralds young Pacific voices

    SouthSeas Healthcare Trust, in collaboration with the Office of the Children’s Commission, is hosting the MyStory event in South Auckland on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at the Otara Recreational Centre, culminating in a special dinner to celebrate SouthSeas Healthcare Trust’s 18th anniversary. ...Read More

  • New website reconnects South Seas with local Otara community

    South Seas Healthcare Trust is reconnecting with the local Otara community with a brand new website to re-engage with families most in need of their specially-designed Pacific services. ...Read More

  • South Seas Healthcare Trust announces new CEO

    Pacific health provider South Seas Healthcare Trust has announced a new CEO, Silao Vaisola Sefo, to oversee the growth of the organisation and provide leadership at Otara’s biggest health and social service centre. ...Read More

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