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Te Arawa Whānau Ora

Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori, Social



We are a collective of Whānau Ora providers in the Te Arawa area. Our collective members are:

Each collective member has trained whānau ora paeārahi (navigators) who work alongside you to achieve your dreams, aspirations and goals.

Our other mahi includes:

Whānau Ora
Whānau Ora Paeārahi
Walk alongside whānau to move beyond crisis to realise their potential and support them to identify and achieve their aspirations. Paeārahi will support whānau to develop and whānau plan and provide navigation to services that can support this journey.

Breast and Cervical Screening Support Services
Provide information about the breast and cervical screening programmes, and support services to book and attend appointments. Read more here

Oro Taurikura (Social Services)
Oro Tamariki (Tamariki Co-ordination Service)

We work in the background to build the best team possible to help tamariki by coordinating different services and identifying any extra supports the whānau may need.

Oro Mauri (Emergency Housing Navigation Service)
Support for whānau in emergency housing to find sustainable housing options while addressing the challenges that impact on their wellbeing.

Hāpai Huānga
Support is provided to empower whānau to make positive changes in their decisions and behaviours, with a strong focus on cultural identity and te ao Māori. - Read more here

Oro Hā (Health Services)
Manu Tāpiki
Supporting whānau to gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and confidence to take an active part in their health journey to achieve their wellbeing goals. Health needs may include but are not limited to mental health, addictions, long-term conditions, nutrition, physical activity, pain management, health literacy, pregnancy, stopping smoking.

Kaupapa Māori Primary Mental Health and Addiction Service
Grounded on kaupapa Māori principles and practices, strong in te reo Māori, skilled in tikanga and steeped in mātauranga Māori, this service offers:

  • One to one and whānau support to improve the wellbeing of people experiencing distress or mental health or addiction challenges.
  • Ngā Kaihautū is a ten-week journey of healing, self-discovery, and growth for Tāne that aims to connect them back to their Māoritanga through a variety of activities.
  • Niwareka is a ten-week journey of healing & self-discovery through empowering Wāhine to dream, aspire & thrive.
  •  is a twelve-week group programme for rangatahi that aims to enhance their strengths to prepare them for aspirational futures through a variety of engaging activities and experiences.
  • Te puna o Aewa rongoā services provide a range of traditional and contemporary healing practices to enhance health and wellbeing.

Te Iwaiwa - Pua Wānanga
Hapū ora wānanga for māmā, pāpā and whānau to celebrate hapūtanga and prepare for the arrival of their pēpi.

Healthy Families Rotorua
Improving the health of our local community where we live, learn, work and play through systems change. Read more here


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Call our office for more information or you can contact the paeārahi at any of our collective providers.


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No fees apply

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Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

NOTE: 2022 - 2023 Summer Holdiays - Our skeleton staff will operate out of our office at 1252 Eruera Street ONLY from 28 Dec to 30 Dec 2022 & 4 Jan to 6 Jan 2023.

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Family / whānau support
Kaupapa Māori
Rongoā Māori | Māori healing
Whānau Ora

Kaupapa Māori

  • Kaupapa Māori
Community nursing

Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)

  • Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)
Health screening

Breast screening, Cervical screening

  • Breast screening
  • Cervical screening
Pregnancy and parenting
Social work
Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Exercise and activity, Healthy eating, Mindfulness and mental wellbeing, Sleep Problems, Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing
  • Sleep Problems
  • Smoking cessation (Stop smoking)

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access



Contact Details

Referrals: referral@tearawawhanauora.org.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tearawawhanauora/

1231 Haupapa Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

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Street Address

1231 Haupapa Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

Postal Address

PO Box 1603

This page was last updated at 1:52PM on December 5, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Arawa Whānau Ora.