Poutini Waiora – Tamariki Ora provider

Contact and address

Physical address 17 Sewell Street
Postal address PO Box 271
Hokitika 7842
Email [email protected]
Website www.poutiniwaiora.co.nz
Phone 03 755 6572
Fax 03 755 6578

About us

Poutini Waiora is a Māori health and social service provider who deliver whānau ora services across Te Tai O Poutini. The delivery of services to whānau is primarily mobile or at a mutually agreed appropriate venue. Poutini Waiora are a kaupapa Māori organisation and therefore the way in which services are delivered to whānau are based on tikanga and underpinned by the values embedded in manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, rangatiratanga and wairuatanga.

Health and disability services we offer

Kaupapa Māori Nurses & Kaiarataki – Integrated Family Health Service (IFHS)

A kaupapa Māori community-based nursing, health promotion and community support service in conjunction with the integration with the Buller, Greymouth and Hokitika Integrated Family Health Care Service (IFHS). The service provides comprehensive community health and nursing care, with a focus on chronic conditions, that is fully coordinated and integrated with the IFHS and other health and social services.

Whānau Ora

A Māori community health service providing a range of general health education/promotion, advisory and coordination activities. Whānau are encouraged and assisted to develop personal health goals with measurable outcomes to meet their identified needs.

Mother and Pēpi

Provides education, support and advice to mothers during pregnancy, following the birth, and up until 2 years of age. Mothers and whānau are supported to develop positive and responsible parenting skills, build self-esteem and confidence.

Tamariki Ora

Provides support for whānau to maximize their child’s developmental potential and wellbeing between the ages of 0–3 years, establishing a strong foundation for ongoing healthy development. Follows the Well Child Tamariki Ora National Schedule which covers the core contacts one to seven.

Attendance Service

Supports schools in the Hokitika and Greymouth regions to manage attendance effectively through identifying what school, whānau, community and social service support is required to sustain attendance for learners.


A holistic counseling service for whānau with tamariki with a focus on a broad range of issues including abuse and family violence.

Social Services Support

An intensive social work service with a focus on whānau with tamariki. Services include: client assessments, development of whānau plans and referral to other services such as counseling or programmes.

Budget Advice

Our service works closely with a range of different agencies, including WINZ and IRD to assist people to manage within a budget.

Youth Services

Provides support through youth case work with rangatahi to support them to address and change behaviour.

Self Referred Youth & Adult Perpetrators

Programmes for self-referred youth and adult perpetrators of family violence. The service can be delivered with individuals or in a group setting.

Children Witnessing Violence

An education programme to meet individual needs of tamariki and young people who have witnessed family violence.

Parenting Through Separation

Support for parents and whānau who have separated and have tamariki.

LTSA Assessments

Assessments and support for those who wish to regain their license after losing it through a DIC conviction.

Family Violence Response Coordination

Fund holder for both the Hokitika and Greymouth Family Violence Response Coordination Networks – better known as Te Rito.

Disability Day Programmes

For people with intellectual, physical and/or sensory disabilities who have been referred by as NASC provider. Attendees have regular meaningful social contact and improve their personal skills through the provision of stimulating activities.

District health board region

West Coast

Area we serve

Karamea down to Haast

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