Entries by Janet Akai


Mini Pasifika Pop-Up at Kirkbride Road, Mangere

In light of recent events, the last day of Polyfest and the whole of the Pasifika Festival was cancelled. Statement from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s General Manager Destination, Steve Armitage: “Given the need to prioritise police resourcing following the terrible events in Christchurch, we have today decided to cancel the Pasifika Festival for […]

“Al-Salam Alaikum”, Peace Be Upon You – A Message from Our Chairman

[Pictured: Al-Madinah School students with their wonderful signs at the commemoration held on Wednesday 20th March] Al Salam Alaikum – peace be upon you, is a Muslim greeting that has blessed and opened many vigils across New Zealand. Before March 15th, it was a greeting spoken among our Muslim communities as a sign of respect […]


At CIDANZ, smooth business and operational processes and systems are the key to our success. We’re in need of a business support manager for 30 hour per week with excellent organization skill and a personable disposition. You’ll be a strong and reliable support to company operations, maintaining and creating procedures, communication, and collaboration between the […]


At CIDANZ, knowing our impact, measuring our programs for long-term sustainable improvement is critical to our work, our relevance and operational success. We’re in need of a part-time 20 hours a week special someone with significant experience in the design and execution of evaluation strategies, social research, and outcomes measurement. We care deeply about the […]


Pa Metua Super Gold Club Goes to Waiheke

Led by our Ambassador Nana Kamo-Mataroa, our Pa Metua Club went to Waiheke Island on March 12th, 2019. The Club was officially launched on October 2, 2018 with twelve new members pledging three things: to share and preserve their cultural knowledge for future generations, to document in a journal their insights and experiences; and to […]

A Message from our newest Board Member – Terekino Vaireka

  Kia Orana, I was appointed onto the Cook Islands Taokotai’anga Board of Trustees in July 2018. I’m honoured for the appointment and the opportunity, and look forward to the challenges this role may present, but even moreso to the good work that we will no doubt do in our communities. First and foremost, I […]

Whanau Ora – Social Innovation Made ‘Accessible’

  CIDANZ is funded by Pasifika Futures ltd (PFL) under the Whanau Ora programme. As a key innovation partner of PFL our organisation has been a part of various opportunities to ensure that our family enterprises are able to access a market that values them and the services they provide. We have recently reconfirmed (oneBASKET […]

Old School Reserve – The Heart of Community Unity & Prosperity

On the 3 October 2018, the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board approved the Old School Reserve Master Plans for Public Consultation. This development has been a 9-year long journey for the Trust, several iterations over the years landed in September 2018, giving the Trust the best opportunity to finally build a sustainable community owned facility. oneVILLAGE has […]