About

Our Vision

To improve the well-being of Pacific Island people and their families in Aoraki, using the fale model.

Mission Statement

To identify and provide needed support to Pacific Island people and their families in Aoraki, and to make a difference in their lives.

Fale Model


The fale model
depicts the concept of well-being in terms of the traditional Pacific house (fale). The foundation represents the family, the roof represents our culture and our beliefs, which are our shelter for life and gives us our sense of belonging. The space inside represents our Pacific value and the four posts hold the roof up and represent the four dimensions of people:

  • Spiritual
  • Physical
  • Mental
  • And our social surroundings

Around the ‘fale’ is the context we live in, some were born in the Pacific Islands, others in Aotearoa, but we share the experience of living in Aoraki.

Why Fale Pasifika O Aoraki began

  • There was no Pacific Island social support provider in the region
  • It is easier for Pacific people to talk to people who are from a similar cultural background
  • To provide support to Pacific people in the region
  • To promote better living practices through programmes and fono’s

How to access our services, groups and activities

  • Phone us – (03) 687 75 85
  • Text us – 022 6789606
  • Message us through this webiste on the  ‘contact us’ page
  • Join and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/falepasifika
  • We work in partnership with many other organisations – they can easily make referrals – using their forms or ours.
  • By popping in and seeing us – we are upstairs in Community House, 27 Strathallan Street, Timaru
  • Or you can email us – office@falepasifikaoaoraki.org.nz