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Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori, Social



Originates from kia kaha, au kaha - Unite, bind together

Two men engaged in lashing, would say "kia kaha" so he pushed the line through and then as both pulled together the other would say "au kaha" (Beattie 1920b)

A good phrase to encourage people to unite and bind/work together


Aukaha provide a range of whānau / family health services and clinics to the greater Otago community.

Aukaha also acts as a stand-alone consultancy assisting with resource management and consent processes.

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All services are free to access to New Zealand residents


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (25 Oct), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Otago Anniversary (21 Mar), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun).

Languages Spoken

Māori, English

Services Provided

Kaupapa Māori

  • Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

Te Kakano / Health Clinics

Te Kakano / Health Clinics  - our health clinics are held in Ōamaru, Moeraki, Alexandra, Karitane, Dunedin and Milton. 
Clinics are facilitated by a Nurse Practitioner who is able to…


Tumai Ora Whānau Services

Tumai Ora Whānau Services provide whānau ora services to all of the community across East and North Otago. Our focus is to ensure existing health professionals and providers are available…


He Ara Hou Whanau Service

He Ara Hou Whānau Service is available in the Dunedin, Eastern and Northern parts of our Otago community.

The focus of the He Ara Hou service is to coordinate and/or…


Kaupapa Māori


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Contact Details

268 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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203 Main Road, Waikouaiti

Dunedin - South Otago

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90 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra

Central Lakes

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520 Apes Road, Karitane

Dunedin - South Otago

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80 Union Street, Milton

Dunedin - South Otago

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61 Union Street, Milton

Dunedin - South Otago

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This page was last updated at 1:01PM on February 11, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Aukaha.