Maori Health

He Korowai Oranga is the health system’s guide to improving Māori health and realising pae ora – healthy futures.

The 4 pathways of the original He Korowai Oranga framework continue to tell us how to implement the strategy. These pathways are:

  • Supporting whānau, hapū, iwi and community development,
  • Supporting Māori participation at all levels of the health and disability sector,
  • Ensuring effective health service delivery,
  • Working across sectors.

Services are listed here to help in those pathways. They are targeted to, or specifically helpful to, Maori and whanau. You can access most of the services listed without a referral letter from your doctor.

Even if a referral is needed the provider or service will help and guide you to ensure your health needs are met, and your questions answered. It might be helpful to talk to them first to understand the services offered before making an appointment with your doctor to request the referral letter.

If your particular needs are not on this list please make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your situation. The doctor may have information about other health and well-being services catering specifically to Maori for which a referral letter is needed.

Karawhiua is a special initiative to assist Maori through Covid 19.
It supported by Iwi Communications and the Ministry of Health to provide additional advice and information:  Kawawhiua – What if you get Covid 19?

Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora

25 College Street, Caversham, Dunedin. PO Box 5626, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9058
Phone: 471 9960
Fax: 471 9962

Website: Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora

Services include: Very helpful and up to date website, Well Child, Mobile Nurses, Clinics, Whanau Ora, Māori Cancer Kaiarahi Service, Free gym.

Hinengaro Hauora Youth Suicide Kaiarahi – free service – advocacy for young person and whanau, linking them with other resources as needed.
Self referral from website.

Te Hou Ora Whanau Services

78 Carroll Street, Fern Hill, Dunedin 9016
Phone: 474 0266
Contact: Terri-Lee Nyman
Email: via web page

Website:  Te Hou Ora Whanau Services        (includes helpful details about available programmes)

Services include: Youth Programmes: Supervised after school programmes aimed at supporting the cultural identity of young people through structured activities and connectedness to their community.

Whanau Services: Strengths based support for young people and whānau to address barriers that are stagnating their ability to reach for their dreams and aspirations.  These programmes support the desire of parent(s) and caregiver(s) to provide safe, loving and nurturing homes for their tamariki.

Youth Justice Programmes: These programmes require a justice referral. They are designed to support young offenders to address behaviours and reduce their offending.

Access to the Youth Prorammes and Whanau Services can be arranged by phone or email. A Ministry of Justice referral is required for the Youth Justice programmes.

Te Kakano - Nurse led clinics

Phone: 03 477 0071

These health clinics advance Whanau Ora and affirm positive Maori approaches that improve health outcomes by recognising service models that address the needs of whanau, hapu, iwi and Maori communities.

Provide & facilitate a range of health and social services for Dunedin, including: tamariki, rangatahi, sexual health, blood sugar, blood pressure, heart, diabetes and breathing checks, weight monitoring, contraception advice, pregnancy testing, access to a podiatrist, chronic disease maintenance.

Clinics are held monthly at each of these sites:
Te Hou Ora – 78 Carroll Street
Corstorphine Community Hub – 8 Lockerbie Street
The Hub – 158 Oxford Street

Te Roopu Tautoko Ki Te Tonga

6 Wolseley Street, Dunedin. PO Box 1493, Dunedin
Phone: 477 4670
Self referrals welcome and phone contact is best.

Services include: Massage, Counselling, Mentoring, Drug/Alcohol/Gambling programmes, Cultural programmes including mau rakau.