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Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau - Whānau Ora Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Whānau Ora Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - gambling, Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Maternal mental health - community support


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Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

This services is available to all whānau residing within Te Whānau a Apanui.

If you or anyone else you would like our support, please contact anyone of our Whānau Ora Team at the Rūnanga office on; (07) 325 2726 or you can send a private message to our Facebook page and we will make contact as soon as possible.


Our Support Services include:

  • Advocacy and Advice
  • Goal setting
  • Registered Drug and Alcohol Assessment Centre for Land and Transport Authority
  • Community Trasnport Assistance
  • Counselling and Therapy for Alcohol and Drugs, Relationships, Anger and Mood Management, Depression, Anxiety and other mental health issues
  • Karakia
  • Educational Workshops

How can we help you?

When you are referred to the Rūnanga, you will be allocated a Whānau Ora Practitioner (WOP). Their role is to support you right throughout your journey with us. They will look at yours and your whānau’s needs and goals and develop a plan with you to address those needs. They will;

  • Provide advice and advocacy on your behalf
  • Provide practical and emotional support
  • Liaise with and connect you to other agencies
  • Develop a Whānau Outcome Plan with you
  • Link you into to other Rūnanga services and programmes
  • Navigate you through to the end of your Whānau Outcome Plan.

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8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English, Maori


No fees apply.


Your Whānau Ora Team

Ohorere Gage

Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Pakeke Ora

Registered Social Worker/DAPAANZ

Tracey O'Brien

Whanau Ora Manager
Richard McDonald Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Registered Social Worker

Te Reweti Wharepapa

Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Tuakana/Taina Programme Coordinator

Te Motu Savage Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Registered Social Worker

Kuia Koroua Programme Coordinator

Lois Swinton

Whanau Ora Kaiarahi

 Jackson Swinton

Whanau Ora Programme Coordinator

Tommy Waititi

Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Faith Ngatoro

Whānau Ora Administrator



Contact Details


6773 State Highway 35
Te Kaha, RD3 Opotiki 3199

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6773 State Highway 35
Te Kaha, RD3 Opotiki 3199

This page was last updated at 3:05PM on April 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau - Whānau Ora Services.