Growing Pasifika Solutions 2020 is going digital

Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo ni, Kia ora koutou and warm Pacific greetings,

This is an important announcement on behalf of Le Va Chief Executive, Denise Kingi-‘Ulu’ave,

People are our priority and your safety is of paramount importance. After careful consideration and consultation with public health experts, we have made a decision to convert Le Va’s GPS2020 Growing Pasifika Solutions conference to a FREE innovative and interactive digital experience, taking place on April 8 2020.  We are taking this precautionary measure to minimise any potential community spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus).

Our team is already working hard to make GPS2020 an unforgettable experience with digital innovations that will delight! You’ll have the opportunity to watch and interact with speakers, hosted by our very own talented Tagata Pasifika’s John Pulu, from the comfort and safety of your own home or office.

We humbly ask for your patience as we develop plans for re-programming and other related matters.

This is an opportunity for us to rally together and show that nothing gets us down.

We as Pacific peoples are well known for our resilience and resourcefulness. We are well acquainted with the need to adapt to changing environments in order to survive. This innate ability is nicely summarised in the Tongan proverb

ta ki liku, ta ki fanga – “adept on weather beaten coast or on sheltered bay”

This proverb refers to one who is adept in more than one (or many) settings.​​​​​​​

We look forward to welcoming you to our GPS2020 digital experience.

We are truly grateful for your support.

To find out more about GPS2020 visit

Malo ‘aupito,

Denise Kingi-‘Ulu’ave

Chief Executive

Published on: 18 March 2020