c/- Waimarino Health Centre - 22 Seddon Street - Raetihi 4632 - Manawatu Whanganui - NZ

Ph: +64 6 385 5019 - Fax: +64 6 385 5021


Mai Te Kahui Maunga Ki Tangaroa ko au te awa ko te awa ko au



Whanau Ora


Whānau Ora is a key cross-government work programme jointly implemented by the Ministry of Health, Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Social Development.

It is an approach that places families/whānau at the centre of service delivery, requiring the integration of health, education and social services and is improving outcomes and results for New Zealand families/whānau


Kaupapa Maori Mental Health & Addictions


The Integrated Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addictions Service based within the Whanganui District Health Board Region was established in 2010. This model was developed and implemented to guide service delivery and is based on the ‘hub and spoke’ principle, whereby Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority provide the clinical ‘hub’ for the service and the four rural Māori health providers within the region (Te Puke Karanga, Ngati Rangi Community Health, Te Kotuku Hauora and Otaihape Māori Komiti) are the ‘spokes’ and deliver the service via dedicated kaimahi within a whānau ora context.  The unique relationship formed between the five Maori health providers and the Whanganui District Health Board has contributed to the success of the service delivery.

The Whanganui district’s iwi health providers and Te Oranganui, work together to ensure seamless access, for Māori tangata whaiora, to appropriate clinical and kaiawhina support services. The service is resourced by whanau ora kaimahi (non-clinical) located with each iwi health provider and clinical support and supervision from Te Oranganui. The service links to Specialist Mental Health Services provided through the hospital, community services, NGOs and primary health care providers.


Other Health & Disability Services we offer


Whānau and hapū development support

Disease management support

Services coordination and advocacy for people with high needs

Auahi Kore support services

Tamariki and immunisation support

Health promotion and prevention hui services

Alcohol and drug support

Disability support services