Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo Lelei, Nisa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Taloha Ni, Fakatalofa-Atu, and Warm Pacific Greetings!
Welcome to Compass Primary Healthcare Network's Pacific Health page. Here you will find out more about our Pacific Health team, our services for Pacific peoples, and some Pacific health resources and links.
Our Pacific Health Team
Salevao Manase - Pacific Community Liason
Salevao is the Pacific Community Liason for the Porirua locality. His role involves advocating on behalf of our Pacific people, which can be done by working within a fanau’s home or within the medical practice. Salevao works within our Pacific communities to identify gaps and barriers to accessing health care and working with the Compass team to ensure these are minimised, so our Pacific communities are getting the health care needed and required. He also supports implementing the Foe A Te Vaka Pacific Health Plan.
If you would like to talk to Salevao about his role please contact him on (04) 239 6004.
Services for Pacific Peoples
Pacific Health Service Porirua
Based in the heart of Cannons Creek, Porirua, this community-based Pacific Primary Healthcare Service consists of a Medical Practice and Community Health services. The service is delivered by multi disciplinary primary care team of a GP, Registered Nurses and Community Health Workers. The services are based on Pacific Family Models of Care which include facilitation of access to primary general medical services. Programmes and services available include:
Fanau Primary Care
Outreach Immunisation Services (OIS)
Facilitation Services (0-5yrs)
Healthy Lifestyle Pasifika Programmes (HLPP)
Pacific Youth Programmes
Promotion & Health Education
Transport to and from hospital, doctors, WINZ, Housing appointments
Advocacy, Translation & Interpretation (Pacific Languages)
Health Screening, Monitoring - BSL, BP, Weight on base or at community venues
Cervical Screening - FREE
Arthritis - FREE
Cardiovascular - FREE
For more information, visit Pacific Health Service Porirua at 16 Bedford Court, Cannon's Creek, Porirua, or call them on (04) 237 9824.
Pacific Smoking Cessation Programme
The Pacific Smoking Cessation Programme aims to support Pacific people who wish to quit smoking. Available in Porirua and Wellington, they provide cultural support as well as NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) patches and gum, free of charge. For more information contact the team:
Porirua (04) 237 8422
Wellington (04) 388 2157
The Outreach Nursing Service is an extension of your own GP practice and can support practices to do
health assessments in the community, at a location that is convenient to you such as your home. They provide assistance with reducing barriers to accessing health care such as cost or transport.
Pasifika Healthy LIfestyle Programme
Come along to one of our free community exercise classes led by Tone Te Ahuru and No'oroa Kippenberger. Everyone is welcome - you don't need to be Pacific to come along to the classes! Bring along a towel, some water, and your friends and family!
Mondays 6 - 7pm at Ioane Vito Community Hall, 15 Fergusson Street, Newtown (Tone)
Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm at Broderick Road Chapel, 17 Broderick Road, Johnsonville (No'oroa)
Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45pm at Pacific Islanders’ Presbyterian Church (PIPC), Cnr Daniell & Constable Streets Newtown (Tone)
Saturdays 8 – 9am at EFKS Church Hall, 182 Owen Street, Newtown - (Tone)
This programme is a 45-minute aqua aerobics class for Pacific peoples held at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie. This programme aims to increase Pacific access to water-based exercise and foster their comfort in this environment, and it is run in conjunction with Well Health, and the Wellington City Council.
Aqua Pasifika runs on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and costs $2.90 a session with a WCC Leisure Card. For more information please contact Rachel Robinson on 04 978 4367.
Our school based services are provided to young people/rangatahi that requires primary health services at Aotea College, Bishop Viard College, Mana College, Porirua College and Tawa College. The service consists of GP and nursing services, screening services, referral, general health education and promotion, advisory, liaison and coordination activities.
Child and Youth Health
Capital PHO works with Interpreting Wellington and Language Line to provide interpreting services for people who would prefer to speak in their own language when talking to our doctors or nurses. Interpreting Wellington and Language Line currently provide interpreting services for the following Pacific languages:
Cook Island Maori
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you or your family members need to use this service at any of our 32 practices. For more information about the languages available visit the Interpreting Wellington or Language Line websites.
Pacific Health Resources
Outreach Nursing Pamphlets
Pacific Smoking Cessation Information
Information on quitting smoking from the Quit Group in Samoan and Tongan. For more information call 0800 778 778 or visit