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....