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Awarua Whanau Services

Community Health Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Awarua Whanau Services delivers Kaupapa Maori services that provide for whanau wellbeing by servicing their social, health and educational needs.  We work with whanau to achieve a positive and healthy change - Hapai ake to whanau ki nga taumata oranga.  

As a charitable trust and a non-government organisation (NGO) we offer services to the community that are accessible to clients from all social and cultural groups within Murihiku, however we are primarily funded to work with Maori. Our target groups are from conception to Kuia and Kaumatua (elderly), and we offer a range of social, health and early childhood education services. The geographical area we cover encompasses all of Southland.

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Health Clinics / Te Kakano - click here for clinic times

Languages Spoken

Maori, English


Services are provided free of charge

Service Types

Kaupapa Māori

Whanau Ora

Te Whiriwhiringa - Whanau Ora Ki Awarua - a Whanau Ora programme to motivate, encourage and awhi whanau to take responsibility for their own economic, cultural, health and social development…


Social Services

Social Services we provide include:

  • Counselling - crisis intervention counselling for adults, specialising in crisis counselling in relation to domestic violence.
  • Supported Bail - a one-on-one programme for young people…


Health Services and Health Clinics / Te Kakano

Health Services we provide include:

  • Mauri Ora - a team of health professionals offer support, education, advice and care in all areas of health.
  • Mother and Pepi - an educational…


Educational Services

We can help you give your child's learning the right start or help you keep your rangatahi attending school.



Contact Details

190 Forth Street, Invercargill


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140 Charlton Road, Gore


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1 Bridge Street, Mataura


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10 Onslow Street, Bluff


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This page was last updated at 3:32PM on July 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Awarua Whanau Services.