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Vaka Tautua - Older Persons Support

Community Health Service


Pacific community leaders run healthy living/healthy action day programmes in various Mangere and Otara locations for people over 65 years of age living in the Counties Manukau Health region. Access is through community referral or through an MOH contracted Needs Assessment Service Centre (NASC).

The ethnic specific weekly programmes provide a variety of activities, education, health promotion and safety programmes in an environment where older people are respected and valued. Programmes encourage a holistic view of health, and have included regular education and monitoring of key health indicators (e.g. blood pressure, diabetes), education in healthy eating (e.g. nutrition), passive exercise, music, dance and traditional arts and crafts.

There are currently 8 older peoples groups across the Auckland region being: Cook Island (Mangere and Otara), Samoan (Mangere and Papatoetoe), Tongan (Mangere and Otara), Niuean (Otara/Mangere), and Tuvaluan (Mangere).

Please call Vaka Tautua administration for criteria and referral information on 0800 825 282.

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Weekly, 10am - 2pm

Service Types

Older adult

Pacific Island people

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Smoking cessation

Injury, illness or disability

  • Disability support
  • Rehabilitation

Screening and prevention

  • Diabetes



Languages Spoken

Cook Islands Maori, English, Niuean, Samoan, Tongan, Tuvaluan

Wheelchair Access



East Auckland, South Auckland

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Unit 7
586 Great South Road
Auckland 2025

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Unit 7
586 Great South Road
Auckland 2025

Postal Address

PO Box 23 244
Hunters Corner
Auckland 2155

This page was last updated at 12:58PM on November 19, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Vaka Tautua - Older Persons Support.