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Pacific Island Advisory & Charitable Trust (PIACT)

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Covid-19 testing

Assisted RATs for priority populations

Priority populations are groups that have experienced adverse impacts or are considered at higher risk of the effects from COVID-19 outbreaks in New Zealand. They include Māori and Pacific communities and those living with disabilities.

Please view the Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Guide: https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/covid-19-rapid-antigen-testing-guide-20feb22.pdf

Please contact us first 03 214 6089 for screening/appointment.

Description

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

Staff

Chairman George Ngaei
Manager Ofa Boyle
Operations Alison Adam
Operations/Administration Tammy Whittaker
Admin/Reception Sarah Mair
Community Linkage Worker/Whānau Ora Navigator Aiga Toomalatai
Cook Island Community Linkage Worker/Whānau Ora Navigator Tere Papatua

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Walk in

DHB Clinic Every Tuesday & Thursday 10.30am - 1.30pm

Contact us

Phone 03 214 6089

Email reception@piact.org.nz

Make an appointment

Phone 03 214 6089

Email reception@piact.org.nz

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The PIACT reception is staffed Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), Southland Anniversary (2 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

Cook Islands Māori, English, Samoan

Services Provided

Budgeting and help with debt

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.

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.

Education and training

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.

  • Pre-school education
  • Skills courses
  • 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.
Pacific People
Whānau Ora

Whanau Ora is a goal setting programme for Pacific Island families to break down the barriers to achieve their goals. Helping achieve potentials., Community Linkage worker provides the links between Pacifica Island community into appropriate agencies and services for their needs.

  • Pacific People
  • Whānau Ora is a goal setting programme for Pacific Island families to break down the barriers to achieve their goals. Helping achieve potentials. 

  • Community Linkage worker provides the links between Pacifica Island community into appropriate agencies and services for their needs.
Advocacy
Family / whānau support
Transport

Hospital transport/ shuttle

  • Hospital transport/ shuttle
Wellness / healthy lifestyle

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

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • 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
Community nursing

Pacific Island nurse weekly walk-in clinic each Tuesday and Thursday 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.

  • Diabetes
  • Ear health
  • Pacific Island People mobile nursing
  • Pacific Island nurse weekly walk-in clinic each Tuesday and Thursday 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.  
Pregnancy and parenting

Distributor of the Pepi-Pod - a safe sleeping space for newborn babies.

Distributor of the Pepi-Pod - a safe sleeping space for newborn babies.

Health screening

Cervical screening

  • Cervical screening

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

Southland

Contact Details

PIACT
135 Bowmont Street
Appleby
Invercargill
Southland 9812

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Street Address

PIACT
135 Bowmont Street
Appleby
Invercargill
Southland 9812

Postal Address

PO Box 369
Invercargill 9840

This page was last updated at 10:36AM on January 19, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Pacific Island Advisory & Charitable Trust (PIACT).