Boom­ing Whanau Cen­tre puts squeeze on Pa­cific Health space

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON MCCON­NELL

The Whanau Cen­tre is boom­ing, with a new com­mu­nity gym and class­room planned at its Can­nons Creek site.

As a re­sult, Pa­cific Health and So­cial Ser­vices, which rents the back part of the Whanau Cen­tre, has been told its lease will end in De­cem­ber.

Whanau Cen­tre chief ex­ec­u­tive Liz Kelly said Pa­cific Health would move back into its own build­ing next door.

‘‘ In­stead of pay­ing dead money in rent they can put it back into their own build­ing,’’ she said.

‘‘ We need the space be­cause our pro­grammes are get­ting big­ger and that’s ex­cit­ing. We are crammed.’’

Pa­cific Health has al­ready given back half the space and will be moved out by De­cem­ber.

Kelly said with the growth would come nine new jobs.

Busi­ness growth: Whanau Cen­tre chief ex­ec­u­tive Liz

Kelly.

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