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Te Puna Hauora o te Raki Paewhenua - Health & Social Services

Primary Healthcare Service


166 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Te Puna Hauora serves clients from Devonport to Whangaparaoa (& Wellsford). Within these areas there exists a considerable population of people who traditionally suffer from health inequalities i.e. people with lower socio-economic status, Maori, Pacific Islanders, immigrant and refugee groups etc. People within these groups tend to have ongoing issues with their health and wellbeing - physical, mental, and social.

Te Puna was established as a Maori Health provider to address these issues by providing high quality, accessible and affordable care and support. An alternative to ‘mainstream’ services, Te Puna has grown remarkably and currently has over 7000 enrolled clients.

Our Mission Statement

Committed to support people, children, young persons and their families, to make informed choices to regain their dignity (mana) and to provide a health service by staff who care and commit their collective knowledge and skills to the kaupapa. The efforts of Te Puna Hauora services are underpinned in nga Tika, Pono, and Aroha.

Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to make New Zealand a better place for our children and our children's children. To strive for equality and fairness, working in partnership with friends and allies who share our values, creating our own success, with skill and passion.

Celebrating difference, nourishing opportunities for action, and being leaders in everything we do.


He aha te mea nui – he tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is important - it is people, it is people, it is people

He aha te huarahi – I runga, I te TIKA, te PONO, me te AROHA

What is the pathway - it is doing what is right with integrity and passion



Practice Nursing

Mobile Nursing (DSM)

Tamariki Ora/ Well Child Service

Whanau/ Family Support

Healthy Lifestyle Service

Podiatry Service



Allied Support

Community Support Service

Transport Service

Pharmacy (Alliance)

Dental Service (Alliance)


General Practitioners

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Nehal Al-Reffe

    General Practitioner

    Available at 58A Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland

  • Dr Vivian Cacatian-Burgos

    General Practitioner

    Available at 58A Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland

  • Dr Graham Desborough

    General Practitioner - Vocationally Registered

    Available at 58A Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland


166 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Preferred urgent care clinic out of hours: Shorecare Urgent Care Smales Farm.

Enrolling new patients


This practice is enrolling new patients.

Wheelchair Access


Languages Spoken

Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese, English, Filipino, Hindi, Ilocano, Indian, Korean, Mandarin, Maori, Samoan, Taiwanese, Tongan


Te Puna Hauora - Funded Patient Fees

Under 14 yearsFREE
13-17 years with school ID$5
18-24 years$19
25-44 years$19
45- 64 years$19
65+ years$19


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Contact Details

Joel Razon
Clinical Leader

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166 Birkdale Road
Auckland 0626

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Street Address

166 Birkdale Road
Auckland 0626

Postal Address

PO Box 36056
Auckland 0748

58A Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland

North Auckland

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This page was last updated at 4:09PM on April 21, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Puna Hauora o te Raki Paewhenua - Health & Social Services.