Fiji One News: New village will provide vital services to Pacific people

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In New Zealand, a Pasifika village will soon provide services to thousands of people in the province of Waikato.

The multi-million dollar purpose-built village in Hamilton will include a learning centre, a Fale-style convention hall, and a wellbeing hub.

K’aute village will include existing nurse-led health, social, employment and education services, as well as Covid-related support.

It will also include GP and pharmacy services integrated into the model in a way that responds to community needs.

K’aute Pasifika Chief Executive Leaupepe Rachel Karalus said the project, which has been in the pipeline for over 20 years, is expected to serve 21,000 Pasifika people.

“Pacific people continue to be challenged in mainstream environment so what we’re trying to do as an organisation and as a community is to continue to strengthen our resilience and to continue to enable our communities to take ownership of their own well-being and prosperity,” she said.

The full story can be found at Fiji One News, along with other stories from Fiji and around the Pacific.