13 February 2022

2022 Wellington Fijian Talanoa Ako Resumes! Tekivu Tale na Talanoa Ako!

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka

Our Fijian Talanoa Ako Workshops for Wellington will start again for 2022/23! Please mark the dates for the remaining 5 Workshops for this year before we start again with 10 more!. Workshops are on the following dates:

Remaining Fijian Talanoa Ako
Workshop Date Topic
6 16 February NCEA
7 23 February Choosing Subjects & Setting Goals
8 16 March Literacy
9 23 March Numeracy
10 20 April Family Time Planning & Management
Our Venue:
- Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 3 Frankmoore Avenue, Johnsonville.

Our Licensed Teachers:
Early Childhood Primary Secondary
Alisi Ramacake Fisiena Lupo Diven Nath (Maths)
Eugene Gibson TBC (Science)

Hot Meal and Transport Koha will be provided. Parents needing assistance to drop off children

to the Workshop, please get in touch before each session.

Please circulate this information to Fijian families in Wellington and register your interest via contact on the attached Poster!!

Get in touch if you have any questions
Mr Sai Lealea MNZM
Co-ordinator - Wellington Fijian Talanoa Ako
on behalf of SDL Consultancy & RKSOBs Wellington

30 October 2021

What is Synapse XT?

 Alarming Customer Scam Complaints against Synapse XT - Check it Out Yourself!

What is Synapse XT?

Read the write up below!

Synapse XT is a daily remedy to help consumers to improve the health of the brain and their hearing. The remedy is made with natural ingredients, supporting cognition and the connection between the synapses in the brain. Found exclusively at SynapseXT.com and no where else that is causing alarming customer scam complaints from unsuspecting consumers getting duped into buying fake Synapse XT pills online, the SynapseXT supplement is an eight-ingredient blend that is formulated to tackle a whole host of whole body wellness issues.

After the release of the movie Limitless, the popularity of “brain pills” skyrocketed all over the world. The idea that one pill or supplement can turn someone into a genius is an incredibly appealing concept. Let’s be honest: how much would you pay in order to be permanently smarter? For most normal people, the answer is almost limitless. The difference between film and reality, however, is that no pill can actually provide us with limitless intelligence. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that you will ever be able to take a pill that makes you a super math genius or literary savant.

This does not necessarily mean that the brain is off-limits for pills and supplements, however. Science in the past two decades has made incredible progress on describing how the brain works. Both the mind and the senses are closely linked to one another, and some pills are capable of improving the function of the brain. This is especially true when it comes to people who have naturally begun to lose memory or brain power, including elderly men and women. Some supplements might be able to help “supercharge” the health of the brain, which can provide a long list of benefits to daily life.

Synapse XT is a supplement that is formulated within this growing sector of brain pills in alternative medicine. The official site for Synapse XT claims that its formula contains “8 powerful ingredients” that help to support “brain and hearing health.” Additional benefits associated with the formula are that it might optimize communication between the cells, support sense and sound perception, and “transform your life” with better thinking and hearing. The powerful ingredients and herbs in Synapse XT are backed by substantial scientific research, according to the Synapse XT product site.

We know that Limitless pills really do not exist. However, we realize that a growing population of aging Americans are struggling with their memory, brain power, and hearing. Can this supplement help to optimize the brain and ears? Or is it merely a scam marketing itself to people who want to improve their lives? We will answer all of these questions in the review sections below.

Just as the digestive system needs balance to maintain its performance, the brain needs nourishment as well. This nourishment can also come in the form of the right ingredients and nourishment, depending on what the user needs. While it is difficult to get the concentration of ingredients that consumers need from just eating certain foods, the creators of Synapse XT have concentrated their ingredients into a single supplement that can help.

Synapse XT focuses on helping men and women to improve the health of their brain for improved hearing. The creators don’t provide too many details on this remedy, but they are clear about the benefits that consumers will sustain.

As users take this remedy, they will experience:
  • Improvements in memory and focus
  • Better hearing
  • Increased communication between brain cells
  • Reduced mental fatigue.
  • Clearer discernment between the senses
With the improvement in how users hear and think, users will find that they have a much better form of support than with diet alone. There are many people that use this remedy to help with their struggle with tinnitus, considering the connection between the brain and inflammation that brings on this ringing.
The reason that Synapse XT has been praised including in Globe Newswire so much for its success has been due to the 8 incredible substances that make it up. Each one has been perfectly balanced to ensure that users get exactly what they need from it.

The ingredients include:
-Hawthorn berry
-B vitamins
-Green tea

To calm the nervous system, each of the Synapse XT ingredients plays a role. Read on below to learn more information about what each of those substances do for the body.

Check it out for yourself:

03 November 2020

Dispute Resolution Services – Outreach to Pasifika Communities

 Mālō nī, Noa'ia, Mauri, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings  

Dispute Resolution Services – Outreach to Pasifika Communities

A free service to consumers regulated by the Minister of Consumer Affairs


Sometimes when you have a problem, it seems that there is nothing you can do.  If you have a complaint about a big company like your bank, your insurer or finance company, or your phone, internet, electricity or gas provider, they are too big and you are so small, it seems like you cannot win.  They are too big to take to court, and it will cost you money.


The Government recognises your disadvantage and has promoted Dispute Resolution Schemes to help to resolve these issues AT NO COST TO YOU.  The Minister of Consumer Affairs regulates these schemes in many of the areas where people may have problems.


What do the dispute resolution schemes do?
All schemes are free and independent. They can answer your questions, look into your complaints, or get you to the right place.


The financial service provider schemes cover banks, credit cards, insurance companies, small lenders, money transfer operators, financial advisers, and savings funds.  If you have a complaint about any of these you can contact one of the four schemes: The Banking Ombudsman, The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman, Financial Services Complaints, or Financial Dispute Resolution Service.


Utilities Disputes deals with complaints against electricity and gas companies.  If you have a dispute with your electricity or gas company, they will look into it for you.


The Telecommunications Dispute Resolution scheme can help with problems and complaints with your phone or internet provider, such as billing issues.


The Dispute Resolution Schemes are FREE, independent and impartial and act to ensure that consumers are treated fairly.  That means that if it is within their power to do so, they will look at your complaint and decide what is right.  They must be accessible to all consumers. Many have material available in Pacific Island languages and Te Reo, and all offer interpretation services. They will attempt to help you resolve the problem by direct contact with the supplier of services to you.  If that does not work, the scheme can investigate the complaint and make a decision which is binding on the supplier but not on you – by law you always have access to the courts instead, if the complaint cannot be settled.


While the Dispute Resolution Scheme is looking at your problem or complaint, the Scheme can direct the service provider NOT to take any action against you, such as repossessing a car or cutting off power, until they have looked into your problem. Complaints made to the Schemes are handled confidentially.


How do I contact the dispute resolution scheme?


You can make contact by phone, email, or online with the contact details provided in the Attached Sheet. 

Banking Ombudsman:  T: 0800 805 950; E: help@bankomb.org.nz W: www.bankob.org.nz

Financial Services Complaints: T: 0800 347 257; E: complaints@fscl.org.nz

                                                    W: www.fscl.org.nz

Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman: T: 0800 888 202 E: info@ifso.nz 

                                                                        W: www.ifso.nz

Financial Dispute Resolution: T: 0508 337 337; E: enquiries@fdrs.org.nz

                                            W: www.fdrs.org.nz

Utilities Disputes: T: 0800 22 33 40; E:  info@utilitiesdisputes.co.nz  
                            W: www.utilitiesdisputes.co.nz

Telecommunications Dispute Resolution: T: 0508 98 98 98; E: contact@tdr.org.nz

                                                            W: www.tdr.org.nz

If you aren’t sure who to contact with your problem, don’t worry. The scheme you contact will make sure that you are put in touch with the right one.

PLEASE Listen Out to your Pasifika Ethnic Radio Programme on PMN/Niu FM Network Broadcasting for a TALANOA Session on this Topic. Translated versions of the Information Sheet will also be available from your Ethnic Programme Presenters or below online from:  www.sdlconsultancy.com 

Pasifika Language Translations of the Information Sheet

If you have any queries about any of the Services, contact them via the details provided and for this email, contact: 
Sai Lealea MNZM, E: sai.lealea@sdlconsultancy.com; T: 027 249 0472     


10 September 2018

Recognition as Member of NZ Order of Merit MNZM

Humble to be awarded the Member of New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in recognition of services to Pacific communities in the 2018 Queens Birthday Honours!

Grateful thanks to my family, friends, communities and colleagues with whom I have served and collaborated over these years. My Award is also recognition of your support to me to be able to carry out my role and duties over these years!

Vinaka vakalevu.

22 April 2014

Inaugural Pacific Business Stocktake to help Support Sustainable Pacific Businesses

The first stocktake of all Pacific owned businesses and Pacific social enterprises in New Zealand is being launched this week.

The stocktake is being led by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and partner agencies, the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Pacific Business Trust and Careers New Zealand.

“This Pacific Business Stocktake is the first of its kind and will provide valuable information to help find out more about how we can support Pacific businesses and find ways to make it easier to do business with the Pacific business community,” says Matalena Leaupepe, Chief Advisor, Pasifika.

 “This is also a great way to give greater visibility of the Pacific business community to the wider New Zealand business community”.

Participants will go into a draw to win professional mentoring services from successful business mentors from across New Zealand as well as getting the opportunity for their business to be profiled through various communication channels.

The stocktake questionnaire closes on 2 May 2014 and is available:  http://www.research.net/s/pacific-business-stocktake-questionnaire

If you have any questions please email pacificbusiness@mbie.govt.nz for further information.

Eligible participants
A “Pacific business” is defined as:
·         a business enterprise that is owned (or partly owned) by one or more Pacific people in New Zealand. 
·         The business may have one or more employees.
A social enterprise is defined as:
·      An initiative that applies business strategies to achieve philanthropic goals
·      This includes the delivery of economic and social services, such as Early Childhood Education which are funded by the proceeds of commercial production or other sources
·      Surpluses are principally reinvested in the social/economic purpose rather than maximising profit for shareholders and owners.

The Pacific Business Questionnaire
The Pacific business questionnaire takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. 
To complete the survey visit the following link http://www.research.net/s/pacific-business-stocktake-questionnaireor email pacificbusiness@mbie.govt.nz for further information.

Pacific Business Stocktake

Frequently asked Questions

1. What is the purpose of the stocktake?
·         This is the first stocktake of all Pacific businesses in New Zealand.

·         It aims to help government departments to better understand the needs of Pacific businesses and how it could make it easier to do business with government.

·         To create greater visibility of Pacific businessesto the wider New Zealand business community.

2. How will this benefit my business?
·         It will help better connect your business with services that can support Pacific businesses to grow and succeed.

3. What are the timeframes for this stocktake?
·         Monday 7th April – Friday 2nd May 2014.

4. Who is involved in this stocktake?
·         This project is led by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment in partnership with the Pacific Business Trust, Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and Careers New Zealand.

5. What happens after I fill out the survey?
·         Data will be analysed by the project team who will report back on survey findings through the project team’s communication networks.

6. How can I get further information?

Communication activity timetable

Communications Activity
Week 1 :  7 April
·         Spasifik mail-out
·         Mail-out to key stakeholders
·         Promote via partner channels
·         Mail-out to Pacific Business Trust database mail-out
·         MBIE intranet story and FAQs
·         Use across all appropriate communications

Week 2 & 3: 14 April – 25 April
·         17th Breakfast Pasifika women in business presentation
·         Community Radio spots
Week 4 :  28 April
·         Follow up stories
·         Prompt email to stakeholders

10 October 2012

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If you were to apply Internet marketing strategies that existed 10 years ago, you would be surprised that most of them are no longer viable or have become ineffective.

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Richard Koch in his great book – The Star Principle says that successful businesses must always be the market leader and must always ride on growing trends.

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