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

Community Health Service, Pasifika, Social


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


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.


Chairman: George Ngaei

Operations: Alison Adam

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.


9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), Southland Anniversary (19 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken

Cook Islands Māori, English, Samoan

Services Provided

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.…


Social services

  • Whānau 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…


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,…


Whānau Ora

  • Pacific Island people


Family / whānau

  • Support
  • Whānau Ora


  • Hospital transport/ shuttle

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Exercise and activity

Cultural support

  • Pacific Island people

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…


Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

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 12:13PM on May 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Pacific Island Advisory & Cultural Trust (PIACT) - Community Health & Social Services.