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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Te Whare Oranga Ngakau - Alcohol and Other Drugs Residential Service

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Social detox, Community (medical detox), Residential alcohol & other drug treatment


Wellington, North Auckland, East Auckland, Northland, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Whanganui, MidCentral, West Auckland, Wairarapa, South Auckland, Hutt

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

If you would like more information about Te Whare Oranga Ngakau or would like to make a referral please phone us on (07) 348 3586 or 

Entry criteria:

  • 18+ and living in the Midlands region, although we can take referrals from across the North Island
  • have a primary alcohol and/or drug problem
  • have a stable physical and mental health status
  • be motivated to complete a 12 week drug and alcohol programme
  • have an identified community AOD key worker
  • assessed as being suitable for a residential kaupapa Maori AOD programme

The documents below may be useful as background reading when making a referral.


Te Whare Oranga Ngakau is a Kaupapa Māori alcohol and drug residential centre providing clinical services within a Kaupapa Māori framework. Importantly, it is responsive to the development needs of those we work with.

Te Whare Oranga Ngakau is suited to individuals with longer histories of complex drug and alcohol misuse, related health, social and/or offending problems, who perhaps have greater care needs or skill deficits.

We support those we work with by providing Hauora Wānanga – Health education and information from a Māori perspective which celebrate and promote an understanding of a holistic Māori view of health.

Te Whare Oranga Ngakau is multidimensional and involves wairua, healing, therapy, education, values and life skills development.

Contact Details

Level 1, 1154 Hinemoa Street
Hinemoa Tower
Bay Of Plenty, 3010

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Level 1, 1154 Hinemoa Street
Hinemoa Tower
Bay Of Plenty, 3010

This page was last updated at 3:35PM on November 3, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Utuhina Manaaki Ora.