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Pacific Island Advisory & Cultural Trust (PIACT) - Community Health & Social Services

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    PIACT's purpose is to see an integrated Pacific community on an equal footing with mainstream New Zealand while retaining our cultural integrity.

    Below are the community health, social and education services we offer, however we provide a wraparound approach to wellbeing that also involves mental health services and aims to support not only the client but the family as well.

    Staff

    Chairman: George Ngaei

    Operations: Alison Adam

    Admin/Reception: Sarah Mair

    Community Linkage Worker/Whanau Ora Navigator: Aiga Toomalatai

    Cook Island Community Linkage Worker/Whanau Ora Navigator: Tere Papatua

    Pacific Island people
    Community health services
    • Pacific Island Nurse weekly walk-in clinic each Tuesday from 10.30am - 1.30pm. 
    • Monthly nurse-led diabetes clinic. Walk in, appointments preferred. 
    • Monthly nurse-led smear clinic. Appointments required. 
    • Regular hearing service clinic. Appointments required. 
    • Our community Linkage Worker links the Pacific Island community into appropriate agencies and services of their need. They also work alongside the Pacific Island nurses to support, advocate, and empower for the betterment of their wellbeing.  
    • Distributor of the Pepi-Pod - a safe sleeping space for newborn babies. 
    • Hosts the annual Pacific Island Sports Tournament, encouraging physical activity and creating a space for all generations and families to participate and enjoy the day. 
    • Health and Fitness sessions - ZUMBA - Tuesday nights at 6.30pm-7.30pm. Gold Coin Donation.

    • Fitness (free) - Tuesday morning 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
    Social services
    • Whanau Ora is a goal setting programme for Pacific Island families to break down the barriers to achieve their gaols. Helping achieve potentials. 

    • Community Linkage worker provides the links between Pacifica Island community into appropriate agencies and services for their needs.

     

    Education services
    • Kew Pacific Early Learning Centre, an enterprise of PIACT. A centre that provides a learning environment that is rich in Pasifika language, culture, and identity. Cultural values such as love, spirituality, respect, and tautua (service) are strongly reflected through their curriculum. 
    • PIACT offers a range of community workshops, programmes, and events - such as NCEA, PowerUp, The Adolescent Brain, Cultural Competency, and more. To keep up to date with what is happening, register your details and be added to the community texting database.

     

    Whānau Ora
    Advocacy
    Family / whānau
    Transport
    Wellness / healthy lifestyle
    Cultural support
    Supporting financial independence

    PIACT offer financial advice support. In cooperation with Jubilee, PIACT have several workshops to help the Pasifica community in terms of financial advice support such as Jubilee Budgeting Clinic, First Home Buyer Workshop.

    Charges

    No fees apply.

    Age groups

    • Child / Tamariki
    • Youth / Rangatahi
    • Adult / Pakeke
    • Older adult / Kaumātua