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8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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Kotahi te kōhao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro mā, te miro pango, me te miro whero. There is only one eye to the needle through which the white, red, and black threads must pass  -  Kingi Tāwhio

Like the threads within the whakatauki above from Tāwhiao, the second Māori king, the three strands mentioned below seek to convey the avenues by which Otara Health travels; delivering services, supporting community, and enabling and empowering change wherever it is that change needs to occur. Together, they form the necessary elements for Otara Health to achieve its vision for Otara which is: Together, Vibrant and Strong.

The first thread Whanau Matauranga (Family/Parenting Education), serves as a Pou (Support Pole) for the organisation's new and existing parental education programmes which include HIPPY, Incredible Years, Active Families and Teen Parenting programmes.

The organisation’s neighbourhood support programme, Kaitohutohu, and the AWHI healthy housing assessment service form the second service thread under the Pou of Papa Kainga (Community Service).

The third service thread to emerge is under the Pou of Hapori Whanui (Community Systems). Work under this thread saw the organisation’s management and staff taking a systemic approach toward improving services within Otara, working across the different systems to establish an environment for a new way of thinking and working among service providers both government and non-government. 

Facilitating collaborative engagement, applying a mix of Twyford’s ‘Power of Co’ and Mark Friedman’s RBA framework was helpful in the organisation’s recent work involving Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau and three Local Boards who together are developing a plan for improving Maori input into Local Board decision making. The work provided a valuable opportunity for building capability amongst Otara Health’s community engagement and facilitation team. The learning from this new way of thinking and doing is what Otara Health will leverage off in 2016-2017 when it will support the Otara community together with stakeholders, to establish a range of collaborative and innovative community led initiatives under a common agenda.

Ages

Under 12 months, 1-4 years old, 5-12 years old, 13-17 years old, 18+ years old, Older adult

How do I access this service?

Walk in, Make an appointment, Referral

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Service Types

Abuse and violence

  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support
  • Referral to specialist services

PAPA KAINGA

Neighbourhood Support
Otara Health’s neighbourhood support coordinator continued to support residents of Otara to form and be part of a Neighbourhood Support Group on their street. The Neighbours…

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Education and training

  • Pre-school education
  • Life skills

WHANAU MATAURANGA

HIPPY
The HIPPY programme continues to prepare kids for primary school, and a successful education pathway for the future. It’s all done with the help of their parents…

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Advocacy

HAPORI WHANUI

Improving Maori Input into Local Board Decision Making
Otara Health facilitated 12 collaborative co-design engagement hui during 2015—2016, for Mana Whenua, and Manurewa, Otara-Papatoetoe and Mangere-Otahuhu Local Boards…

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Social work

  • Crisis assessment

Basic needs

Advocacy for housing

Parenting

  • Parenting education

WHANAU MATAURANGA

Young Dads of Otara
Young Dads of Otara is a collective of teen dads and young fathers who, through the support of Otara Health and their own deep…

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Charges

All services provided free of charge.

Languages Spoken

English, Cook Islands Maori, Maori, Samoan, Tongan

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Contact Details

Fair Mall, Otara

South Auckland

Shop 3, 46 Fair Mall
Otara
Auckland 2023

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Street Address

Shop 3, 46 Fair Mall
Otara
Auckland 2023

Postal Address

PO Box 61 474
Otara
Auckland 2159

This page was last updated at 3:07PM on November 13, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Otara Health Trust.