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Whanau Pepi & Tamariki services

Services to support whanau with pepi and tamariki and connect whanau with the support they need. These services can work together in a complementary way to provide a wraparound package of support that can help whanau with pepi and/or tamariki in a number of ways. Find more information here

  • Awhi House Turangi – Maternal Health Services hub. A drop-in centre for new parents. Services available include antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care and support, life skills for new parents, newborn hearing screening, breastfeeding support and education, outreach immunisations, Family Start (3 days a week) as well as links to a range of other community services. Awhi House is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.
  • Parenting & Lactation Service - working alongside our Tamariki Ora team in Taupo is our Parentcraft and Lactation consultant, providing parentcraft and parenting advice to all new parents. Breastfeeding support and lactation advice are available to all mothers. Our consultant will visit you in your home or at a venue that suits you.
  • Tamariki Ora - Well Child Nurses. Providing support to mothers following childbirth and up till your pēpi turns 5 years old. Our nurses will visit your home and complete child health checks and work to make sure you are well supported with information and education about your child’s health and development.
  • Turangi School Nursing Service - a rapid response service for sore throats and skin conditions based once a week in Turangi schools.  The registered nurse works closely with the schools, families, public health nurses and GPs to ensure treatment and follow-up for children who access the service within the schools.  Schools presently covered are Te Kura o Hirangi, Tongariro Area School and Kuratau schools. The registered nurse also visits with all ECEs and Kohanga Reo facilities in the Turangi rohe.

Contact Details

28 Te Rangitautahanga Road, Turangi


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66 Paora Hapi Street, Taupo


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This page was last updated at 12:29PM on June 3, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Tūwharetoa Health Charitable Trust.