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Three Pasifika churches in Horowhenua get renovation funding

The Samoan Methodist church has been granted $500,000 of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund for renovations.

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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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Three Pasifika Churches Get Renovation Boon

Three Pasifika churches in Horowhenua will benefit from
renovations under the Fale Lotu Connections
Project.

Under the project, the Free Church of Tonga,
Samoan Methodist Church, and the Congregational Christian
Church of Samoa will jointly receive $1.46 million from the
Provincial Growth Fund to make their buildings warmer and
better equipped.

The funding was earmarked by the
Government in May for renovations
and improvements to Pasifika churches
around the country
as part of its COVID-19 response and recovery plan. It aims
to improve facilities for the communities the churches
serve, as well as creating jobs.

Mayor of Horowhenua
Bernie Wanden said Council was delighted to be leading the
project and administering the funds.

“Enhancing the
visibility of these churches will bring greater community
pride for the district’s growing Pacific population and
create potential for more community and inter-regional
events,”

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