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Fale Pasifika o Aoraki

Community Health Service, COVID-19 Testing, Pasifika, Social


27 Strathallan Street, Timaru

44 Cass Street, Ashburton

Covid-19 testing

Supervised 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:


If you are needing a supervised Rapid Antigen Test, please call one of the names below.
Testing can be done at our office or we can arrange to come to your home.

Tumanu Paiaaua – 021 146 5139

Mid Canterbury Community House
44 Cass St, Ashburton 7700Timaru:

Maureen Epati-Matapakia – 022 091 3726

Ruci Ngahetau – 022 197 1343



Fale Pasifika O Aoraki provides support for Pacific people living in our region, from Ashburton to Ōamaru right through the Mackenzie District. Some of services include:

  • Whānau Ora
  • Fakelekesi Mareqeta (mother & pepe programme)
  • Emergency Housing
  • Pacific Health Homes Project
  • Whānau Resiliency
  • Prevention & Intervention of family violence
  • COVID-19 Response 

We are here to help you get sorted; contact us for help with government departments, completion of forms, health and wellbeing etc. We run the local anti-violence campaign and are here to listen when you need it. We also organise and run many community groups and events. 

You can follow us on Facebook: Fale Pasifika o Aoraki 


Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Referral, Walk in, Make an appointment


Our services are provided free of charge.


27 Strathallan Street, Timaru

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

44 Cass Street, Ashburton

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Languages Spoken

English, Cook Islands Māori, Fijian, Samoan, Tongan

Services Provided

Abuse, Family Violence and Mental Health

We run the local anti-violence campaign and some one-on-one and family services.

We run workshops that educate and raise awareness of family violence for Pacific people and families.

Family violence…


Pacific Island people

Social services

Services we provide include:

  • Someone to help you approach Government departments such as:

 - Work & income
 - IRD
 - ACC
 - Housing NZ
 - Ministry of Justice
 - Immigration NZ…



Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating

Staying healthy, encouraging youth in playing sports etc.

Encourage and support them to join in the community events.


  • One-on-one
  • Anger management


Family / whānau

  • Parenting education
  • Postnatal support

Whānau Ora

  • Pacific Island people

Abuse and violence

  • Education programmes
  • Information & support

Cultural support

  • Pacific Island people


COVID-19 Response

Basic needs

  • Food

Education and training

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses


  • Parenting education
  • Whānau support

Social work

  • Crisis assessment

Supporting financial independence

Information & support

Wheelchair Access



Canterbury, South Canterbury, Waitaki

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 4:03PM on June 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Fale Pasifika o Aoraki.