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AvaNiu Pasifika

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


8:00 AM to 4:30 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:

We offer supervised RATs testings via:

  • Our packages of care (MSD) - as a wrap-around support for those isolating with COVID
  • Delivery - please contact us to arrange
  • Drive-thru - please contact us for an appointment and stay in your car when you arrive for testing


Avaniu Pasifika can support Pasifika families with health, social and education services. Alternatively, we will facilitate pathways to access the most appropriate services, on your behalf.

We work with trusted partners to create opportunities for Pasifika wellness and prosperity.

We also offer the same support for non-Pasifika families.

Our services include:

Family Centred Services

  • Social Services: Community Connecting and Liaison
  • Early Childhood Education: Ala Mai Pasifika ECE Family Support
  • Individualized Support: Early & Brief Intervention Counselling
  • Matua LeLei: Senior social group

Community Collaborations

  • Community Projects

Workforce Development

  • Cultural Professional Learning Development Workshops


  • Facility and Asset Management (Painting)


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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

You can refer yourself to our services

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External agencies can refer to our services


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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

Languages Spoken

English, Niuean, Samoan, Tongan

Services Provided

Child / Tamariki

Ala Mai Pasifika ECE Family Support

All children are entitled to an education. Strengthen your pre-school child/children’s future by ensuring they have access to high quality early learning opportunities. Our…



Individualized Support: Early & Brief Intervention Counselling available via Western Bay of Plenty PHO.

Older adult / Kaumātua

Seniors social group: Matua LeLei

Matua LeLei is our senior social group, we provide fun activities, morning tea and companionship for matua in our community. Transport can be arranged, all…


Education and training

Pasifika Cultural Training Workshops, Workplace experience and Volunteer Support

  • We have a series of workshops that have been designed to introduce basic but highly relevant Pasifika information, which are tailored…



Community Connections and Liaison

Our Community Support Worker will work with you to connect you to the right person in the right agency, in a timely manner – alternatively we may…


Community Collaborations

We work alongside various community agencies to provide Outreach services that are easily accessed by clients. If your organisation would like to improve access to your services for your clients…


Pacific Island people

Information & support

Family / whānau

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access



Bay of Plenty


Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

1260A Cameron Road
Gate Pa
Bay of Plenty 3112

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Street Address

1260A Cameron Road
Gate Pa
Bay of Plenty 3112

This page was last updated at 3:27PM on June 29, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by AvaNiu Pasifika.