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For the Kakahi community transport is their largest accessibility concern.

  • Those without cars are isolated from services and amenities.
  • This isolation is currently addressed by an informal effective support network within the village.
  • Socially isolated community members however are unable to access this informal network and the lack of public transport options exacerbates their isolation further.
  • Internet access in the village is seen to be relatively good, as is cell phone coverage. There is however less coverage and connectivity for some in the more rural areas, making working remotely a difficulty.

“Everyone in Kakahi just has a car. You wouldn’t live here if you didn’t have a car. If you don’t, you rely on family and friends. People pick them up and drop them off. One of the advantages of living here is that everyone knows your situation.”

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