COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS HAMPER APPEAL
Once again, we are uniting as a community in collaboration with Pacific Connect & Support Inc., Pacific Islands Council of QLD Inc., PICQ Youth, and Bracken Ridge Indoor Sports to ease the strain on families who need it most during Christmas . Each year we collect non-perishable food items, gift cards, cash donations and Christmas goodies to put into hampers which will be distributed to families in our community.
Please contact us today if you would like to contribute in any way, big or small!
VACCINATION HUB FOR PACIFIC ISLANDERS & MAORI COMMUNITIES
There is significantly slow uptake of the COVID vaccine with our Pacific Island and Maori communities.The Oceania Pacific Health Association (OPHA) in partnership with PHN Darling Down West Moreton, Aspen Medical and Pasifika Women’s Alliance, will be hosting a COVID-19 Walk In Vaccination Hub for Pacific Islander & Maori communities across South East Queensland.
We also understand that there may be concerns and fear about being vaccinated given the amount of information or misinformation that is around in our communities. We encourage you to reach out to us if you have any concerns and questions regarding the vaccine.
We will be able to put you directly in touch with our Pasifika health professionals.
If you have any queries, please contact: (07) 4615 0932
CHALLENGE OF THE NATIONS NETBALL TOURNAMENT – Enuamanu Atiu Nui Maruarua Association
The Challenge of the Nations Netball Tournament was founded by the The Enuamanu Atiu Nui Maruarua Association from the Cook Islands community, aimed to enhance multiculturalism through sport and culture. It is run over two weekends in November and engages children and women from age 10 to over 60’s from the Indigenous, Maori and Pacific Islander communities across Queensland in social and competitive netball.
2015 saw 12 communities represented at the tournament including Indigenous Australia, Samoa, Maori, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti, PNG, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Niue. PWA members -Valami Qoro and Kelera Tema were part of the tournament’s organising committee representing their respective island nations.
The tournament is a great example of proactive women in our community creating opportunities for our girls and women. This is now one of the biggest events in Queensland that engages the women of our community that PWA is proud to support.