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Waahi Whanui Trust

Social Service, Community Health, Kaupapa Māori, Mental Health & Addictions


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


The Kaupapa of Waahi Whaanui – Manaakitia te Iwi – to serve the people – under the auspices of Waikatotanga and Kiingitanga. We aim to provide coordinated and integrated services that support the development of our Whānau, Hapu and Iwi.

Our services cover from Mercer in the North, Raglan to the West, Te Hoe to the East and Hamilton to the South and provide: 

Whakaritenga mahi Hauora - Health Services

  • Community Alcohol and Other Drug Services (including Outreach Clinics by appointment. See times below)

Whakaritenga mahi Papori - Social Services

  • Family Support Services
  • Strenthening Families
  • Family Start
  • Social Workers in Schools
  • Building Financial Capability
  • Family Violence Support
  • Incredible Years Programme
  • Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters
  • Integrated Safety Response
  • Rangatahi Services
  • Whānau Ora Services

Whakaritenga mahi Whakaakoranga - Education Services

  • Whanui Early Learning Centre

Kaitiakitanga o Te Taiao - Environmental Protection


Read more about these services below


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral

Fees and Charges Categorisation



8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

We offer AOD Outreach Clinics by appointment:

Ngāruawāhia  Ngāruawāhia Community House, 13 Galileo Street 

Tuesday 9:30AM - 4:30PM 

Wednesday 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Te Kauwhata D.I.S.C, 1a Waerenga Road 

Thursday 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Raglan Raglan Community House, 45 Bow Street

Wednesday 9:30AM - 4:30PM 

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

Integrated Safety Response - ISR is a multi-agency approach to ensure the immediate safety of victims and children. We work collaboratively to make a difference for families and whānau experiencing…



Family Support Services (FSS) - The Family Support Services was established in 1995 and offers a wide range of support for whānau and individuals of all backgrounds. Staff are available…



  • Parenting education

We provide HIPPY and Incredible Years Programmes

HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) - The home-based programme supports parents in becoming actively involved in their four and five-year-old…


Social work

Social Workers in Schools - SWIS are an early intervention scheme linked to the Strengthening Families. SWIS places a social worker right in school grounds, bringing together a child or…


Supporting financial independence

Building Financial Capability - The service aims to enhance the financial management skills whānau possess and support them to create a financial plan of action, which will lead to them…


Family / Whānau Support

We provide Strengthening Families (SF), Family Start (FS) and Whānau Ora Services

Strengthening Families (SF) - Strengthening Families has been operating since 2000 and is a means to providing coordinated…


Rangatahi Services

Oranga Tamariki and Waahi Whaanui Trust will work together to provide quality care to tamariki and their whānau when transitioning from care or youth justice placement. This includes:

1. Transition…


Education and training

  • Pre-school education

Whanui Early Learning Centre (WELC) - The Early Learning Centre was established in 1995 to provide a bi-cultural education programme to pre-schoolers. The centre is limited to 30 children to…


Kaupapa Māori

Basic needs

  • Food

The Raahui Pookeka Food Distribution Hub is located at 23 Parry Road, Huntly.


Community Alcohol and Other Drug Service

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)



Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

We accept referrals from a range of sources including:

  • GP
  • Self Referral
  • Family/Whānau
  • Justice Department
  • Oranga Tamariki
  • Police
  • Other mental health/community agencies

This service unit provides community alcohol and drug services to support individuals and whānau to address the effects of alcohol and drugs. We cater to the needs of our community by applying the Kaupapa of Mana Tangata (respect the individual), and Mana Whānau (respect the family).

We provide:

  • Individual assessments and treatment plans
  • Individual and whānau support
  • Counselling
  • Substance use issues support
  • Group sessions for men and women, when required

*We also offer professional referrals to substance detoxification and rehabilitation centres.

We also run Outreach Clinics by appointment. 



Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:47AM on July 8, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Waahi Whanui Trust.