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Waitemata DHB Tupu - Pacific Alcohol & Other Drug & Gambling Service

Public Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


TUPU is an Auckland based Pacific Island Alcohol and Drug (AOD) & Gambling Team. We provide services for Pacific clients across Auckland. The name 'Tupu' is a common term in the South Pacific that describes 'growth'. The importance and acknowledgement of cultural paradigms accommodates:

  • familiarity of cultural practices
  • enhancement of cultural connectedness
  • the issue of access and engagement.

TUPU AOD and Gambling clinicians:

  • provide free range of appropriate interventions and treatments which are clinically and culturally relevant and designed to meet the needs of the clients.
  • work with Pacific clients and their families and fanau to encourage positive outcomes from their journeys to heal and grow, hence the name of "Tupu".

Our offices are based in Henderson (North & West Auckland), Kingsland (Central Auckland) and Otahuhu (South).


Team Manager:          Netini Vaeau

Clinical Director:        Dr Francis Agnew

Clinical Supervisors:  Rosa Solomona and Ane Enosi


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Referral Criteria

Tupu accepts referrals for people with AOD and/or gambling issues where the following criteria have been met:

  • the consumer identifies himself or herself as a Pacific person
  • the consumer lives within the Auckland region
  • referrals from Community Mental Health Centres (CMHCs) identify the consumer's key worker.


Tupu Central (CADS Central) location parking is available:

  • Bond Street entrance carpark
  • Bond Street
  • New North Road

Contact Details

1st Floor
409 New North Road
Auckland 1021

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Street Address

1st Floor
409 New North Road
Auckland 1021

Postal Address

Tupu Services
C/O Waitemata District Health Board
Private Bag 93-503

This page was last updated at 1:17PM on August 6, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitemata DHB Tupu - Pacific Alcohol & Other Drug & Gambling Service.