The Samoan Methodist church has been granted $500,000 of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund for renovations.
Three Pasifika churches will be warmer and better equipped to support the Horowhenua community, thanks to some government funding.
The Free Church of Tonga, Samoan Methodist Church, and the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa received a total of $1.46 million from the Provincial Growth Fund as part of the Fale Lotu Connections Project.
The funding aims to improve facilities for communities around the country and create jobs as part of the Government’s Covid-19 response and recovery plan.
Mayor Bernie Wanden said enhancing the visibility of the churches would bring greater community pride for the district’s growing Pacific population.
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