The development of our Pan Pacific community hub is well underway. The land designation change for Hinemoa Park to enable our Pan Pacific Community Hub project is now out for public consultation. The consultation closes at 5pm on 30 September 2019. Please support our project by making a submission in favour of changing the designation from recreation reserve to local purpose (community facility) reserve. Last month Hamilton City Council voted to adopt the master plan for the west town green belt. This is significant because the master plan contains the Pan Pacific Community Hub at Hinemoa Park. They also voted unanimously to progress changing the designation of the land which will enable the project to proceed. Rachel Karalus Chief Executive of K’aute Pasifika Trust said “We’re thrilled that the council are still here by our side supporting our vision of a place for all community to identify with and learn about pacific culture, language, food and traditions; a place to welcome our pacific visitors into the region; a place to celebrate and promote pacific...

We are delighted to share our Annual Report following an exciting year during the 12 months to October 2018. Some of our highlights from the year include:   The appointment of our our new CE, Rachel Karalus. A capital grant of $2.1 million from Trust Waikato for the Pan Pasifika Community Hub Approval by Hamilton City Council of progressing with a central City site for the hub project. The establishment of a working Pasifika Youth Network.   We have many invaluable partnerships that make our progress possible.  To find out more about our activity in 2018 and what lies ahead you can download the report here....

Hamilton City Council has earmarked a high-profile central city site for K’aute Pasifika’s proposed Pan Pasifika Community Hub. A large modern fale is proposed for the old bowling club site opposite Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato. The hub proposal will bring together health, education, and social services run by K’aute Pasifika Trust. “Having a hub in the middle of the city will change lives in our communities and those across our broader Midlands Region,” said K’aute Pasifika Trust Chief Executive Rachel Karalus. In September 2018, Hamilton City Council’s Community Services and Environment Committee voted in favour of the Trust’s occupancy on the central site. “We’ve dreamed of this for 20 years. There’s really nothing like this in New Zealand so we think the committee is showing a great deal of courage and leadership,” added Ms Karalus. Trust Waikato has approved funding of $2.1 million toward the fale and hub design and construction as a significant capital project for the city. The entire hub project is estimated to cost approximately $10 million. K’aute Pasifika Trust will now work closely with...

K’aute Pasifika Trust recently welcomed community leaders to a fono in Hamilton. The Board and Hub project team gave an update on the Hub Project status, before a wide ranging discussion on unity, inclusivity and priorities for health and youth services in the Waikato region. There was wide-spread agreement on the the need for all Pacific groups to be united and work together to achieve healthier communities. Feedback and outcomes from ethnic specific fono covering 11 Pacific groups held earlier in the year were also presented to the community leaders. For more information about outcomes from the ethnic specific fono, you can download the material collated by Population Health here....