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Te Ratonga

Manaaki i te tangata mā te whānaunga, he tangata kotahi tātou

Empowered whānau to build strong relationships

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Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea is a Kaupapa Māori service that supports our whanau to ensure:
  • Our pēpi are born healthy, thrive and are well prepared for school.  Our tamariki live in safe and nurturing homes, rangatahi grow as aspiring leaders that contribute to our community. 

  • Kaumatua are provided an environment of respect, care and dignity.  We enable confidence and skills and a sense of well-being, belonging and independence.

  • Our staff will meet with whanau to discuss, what support or service they are requiring, whanau will then be referred to the appropriate service and staff member who can support their needs. 

  • Our staff will work alongside whanau to develop their plans to ensure all needs are identified.

Ki te whai ao ki te ao Marama Kaupapa Maori Frame Work

Ki te whai ao ki te ao Marama focuses on utilising the Kaupapa Māori uara, belief systems and practices of tangata whenua to achieve alternative overall well-being.

Whakawhanaungatanga is important as this establishes a relationship/connection with the focus of; Mauri Ora – The well-being of whānau, hapū and Iwi and encompasses individual Kaupapa Māori Aspirations. This helps build positive and meaningful relationships with Te Ao kikokiko and Te Ao Wairua.

Te Pu

Taura here wairua, taura here whenua, taura here tangata
The binding essence of spirit, foundation and people

Through the use of practices and rituals derived from Te Ao Māori , whanau connections are strengthen.

Te Pu

Our Services

All services provided by Whakatōhea Social and Health Services are FREE.  If you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Everything you share with us is completely confidential

Our Sevices

Tītiti Pounamu

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Promotion and prevention for children under 5

Parenting programmes 

Tamariki Ora Mums and Bubs

Whakamanahia te Waiū – Breastfeeding Support

Community-based support

Whānau support, advocacy, group support.

Whānau Resilience

Peer Support (AOD)

Community/Social Support (AOD)

Kaupapa Māori (AOD)

Living without violence 

Pregnancy, Parenting Support

A Kaupapa that supports, māmā and papa, Pepi and whanau who require innovative wrap around – support services to address significant Alcohol and Drug needs.
Rheumatic Fever Prevention

Additional Services

Kaumatua Services

Health Promotion

Community Travel Fund

Mental Health

Mental Health – Kaupapa Māori, Support assessment, counselling, education and advocacy to support clients through their healing. Support with coexisting problems and mental health and addictions.

Social Services

Family Start

Social Workers in Schools (SWIS)

Whānau care and support

Kowhai Kaumatua Group

Oranga Rangatahi

Family Start 

A home visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment and safety.

Te Mata Ora

To provide wrap around support for gang members and their whanau

Alcohol and Drug




Whanau Support


Treatmentnformation and advice. 

Tītiti Pounamu

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Promotion and prevention for children under 5

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Parenting programmes 

Tamariki Ora Mums and Bubs

Whakamanahia te Waiū – Breastfeeding Support

Rangatahi Services

Youth awareness and support

Social workers in schools (SWIS)

Whānau support

Referral Types & Process

Self referral, Gp, DHB clinical service.

We take referrals wherever you are most comfortable; in our office, at your home marae or community.

Anyone can contact us.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm 

Physical Address

29a King Street, Ōpōtiki

Contact us

Ph: 07 315 6042

0800 315 600


General Practice Healthcare

Whānau ora, hapū ora, ka ora ai te Iwi

"When our Whānau and hapū are well our Iwi will thrive"

"To provide quality education and learning opportunities that best promote the aspirations of tauira hapū and the community, culture, ​socially and economically."


The Whakatōhea Health Centre aims to provide the best general practice medical care in an efficient, cost-effective & culturally appropriate manner. Primary health care must be focused on improving poor health statistics for māori as they are the most affected. The Whakatōhea Health centre provides whānau and community-oriented primary care and medical services. They are cornerstone accredited, and our small friendly medical practice offers a range of services from a caring and experienced team. The Whakatōhea Health Centre provides first-level services and best practice care to improve, maintain and restore health.

Whakatōhea Health Centre

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8am-5pm 

Contact us

Ph: 07 315 6126  


FREE PHONE: 0800 315 600

Please follow the prompts to speak with an Eastern Bay of Plenty Registered Nurse ​or call Healthline on 0800 611 116 to speak with a registered nurse.

What to do when Whakatohea Health Centre is closed? 

Remember, in an emergency, call 111.


To speak with a registered nurse, you can phone 07 315 6126

or Healthline on 0800 611 116.

A nurse-led clinic for acute and urgent primary medical care is open at:

Physical Address
Opotiki Health Centre 32a King Street, Opotiki;
Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 5.00pm to 10.00pm 

Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 8.00am to 10.00pm.

​** Refer urgent patient to Opotiki Community Health Centre on ​07 315 8500

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