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Raukawa Charitable Trust - Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Waka Taua Wellness Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD)



Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

You can gain access to this service by:

  • Self-referral by walking in and making enquiries at Raukawa Charitable Trust offices in Tokoroa, Putaruru, Matamata and Te Awamutu
  • Free phone 0800 728 5292

Who might benefit from the programme:

Male youth aged up to 20 years who live in Tokoroa, Putaruru, Tīrau, Matamata, Te Awamutu, Cambridge or surrounding rural areas.

What the programme is about

  • A professional health care programme with a tikanga Māori approach which delivers an extensive wellness programme and marae based wānanga to male youth who have alcohol and other drug dependencies or related problems.
  • We aim to encourage and raise awareness with a dual focus on tikanga Māori values and kaupapa Māori wellness activities.
  • We provide holistic health promotion and therapeutic assessment and interventions for individuals incorporating a whānau approach.

A look into the programme

  • We are a mobile service, which means our whānau workers will come to visit you at your home and provide transport to wānanga.
  • Our service is delivered as a 10 weekend marae based wānanga which are drug and alcohol free. Participants are encouraged to maintain the tikanga of the programme wherever they may be.

Contact Details

1-11 Raukawa Way, Tokoroa


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15-16 Princes Street, Putāruru


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53 Mutu Street, Te Awamutu


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41a Hetana Street, Matamata


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This page was last updated at 1:01PM on January 26, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Raukawa Charitable Trust - Mental Health and Addiction Services.