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K’aute Pasifika At Wintec

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December 19 2007


K’aute Pasifika At Wintec

K'aute Pasifika is a Pacific Island initiative Community owned, highly mobile, providing Primary healthcare and social services for Pacific Island people.

From January 21 next year, K’aute Pasifika will be located on the Wintec (Waikato Institute of technology) City Campus in Hamilton.

K’aute Pasifika CEO Peta Karalus said the organisation was delighted to have confirmed the arrangement saying “united we will achieve”, a sentiment echoed by Wintec CEO Mark Flowers.

“This unique co-location and collaboration is a first of its type and heralds an extremely positive outcome for the community”, Wintec CEO Mark Flowers said today.

“We are delighted to support and develop ongoing synergies with this organisation whose skilled and trained Pacific Island people deliver to their own Pacific communities. They have a broad range of networks with other community organisations, mainstream providers, and government agencies. Their board members are Pacific Island community leaders who communities can go to for assistance.

K'aute provides support, education and facilitation for all our Pacific Island communities. These include Health & Disability Services such as health promotion/ education by Pacific Island health workers, diabetes clinics and asthma and respiratory education and a range of Social Services including Advocacy/ support in areas of: Immigration, education, housing, justice, employment, budgeting, and culturally appropriate support.
Every Pacific Island community is involved in helping their own people in need.


K’aute Pasifika’s Education Unit provides the NZQA Certificate in Employment Skills, a homework support centre for young people attending primary to high schools and assistance in accessing training at other Educational establishments .

Mark Flowers said the institute was actively promoting a range of collaborations with private training organisations, business and community groups in the region.

ENDS



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