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Kōwhai Consulting

Social Service


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Kōwhai is a social services company. We provide family support services to parents and children who are struggling or require assistance through our Family Start programme.

What is Family Start?

Family Start is an in-home visiting program focused on improving children’s growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment, and safety. 

Family life can be challenging and having a baby and bringing them up is a difficult job. 

A whānau kaitiaki (Our Team) will:

  • Visit you at home, starting with once a week, and get to know you and your whānau.
  • Find out what parts of being a parent you’ve already got sorted and what you need help with.
  • Help get the right health care for your child.
  • Put you in touch with other help or services you need.
  • Explain how your baby is growing and changing at different ages as they grow.
  • Help you work out what you want to achieve, change or improve, and make a plan with you to help you get there.
  • Support you to keep your baby safe.
  • Help you solve problems as you work towards your goals.


We employ over 30 qualified staff who specialize in education, social work, and business management.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral


No charge for our services


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Services Provided


  • Parenting education
  • Parent wellbeing
  • Whānau support
  • Dads

Social work




Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

113c Ruakura Lane
Waikato 3214

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Street Address

113c Ruakura Lane
Waikato 3214

This page was last updated at 3:03PM on April 26, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Kōwhai Consulting.