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Pacific Island Advisory & Charitable Trust (PIACT)

Community Health Service, Pasifika, Social


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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:

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


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


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


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


Make an appointment

Phone 03 214 6089



No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation



8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), Southland Anniversary (11 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

Cook Islands Māori, English, Samoan

Services Provided

Pacific Island people

Whānau Ora

  • Pacific Island 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…



Family / whānau

  • Support


  • Hospital transport/ shuttle

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • 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 -…


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…


Community nursing

  • Cervical screening
  • Diabetes
  • Ear health
  • Pacific Island 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…


Education and training

  • 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,…


Mother and child / Māmā and pēpi

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

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

135 Bowmont Street
Southland 9812

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Street Address

135 Bowmont Street
Southland 9812

Postal Address

PO Box 369
Invercargill 9840

This page was last updated at 2:57PM on June 29, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Pacific Island Advisory & Charitable Trust (PIACT).