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Whanau to benefit from merger with Central Health

TToH is an award-winning organisation with a proud tradition of success in serving the communities of wider Hawke's Bay for the past 32 years.

Below are just some of the ways we can help whānau.

If you would like to know more about any of these, please contact the friendly and experienced staff in our registration centre, Te Wairatahi.

Phone 0800 TAIWHENUA or 06 871 5350

Medical and Dental

TToH offers FREE GP consultations for all registered clients up to age 25. Our medical and dental centre, Hauora Heretaunga, is based at our Orchard Rd campus and staffed by integrated teams of GPs, practice nurses, dentists, dental therapists and health educators. We offer affordable medical consultations for those aged over 25, and all clients seeking routine or emergency dental care.

Mental Wellbeing

A comprehensive package of clinical and community-based care, including residential options.

• Te Puawaitanga day programmes: To provide tangata whaiora with a wide range of activities to assist them in regaining independence, overcome social isolation and improve their life skills.

Criteria: Diagnosed mental illness - hospital, provider or self-referred.

• Waiorua: Short-stay respite care for those needing time out to rest and re-focus.

Criteria: Hospital referred only

• Ararau Residential: Safe and comfortable accommodation within a home-like setting, enabling tangata whaiora to live within the community with which they identify.

Criteria: Hospital-referred only, and pre-assessed by NASC.

• Rangatahi/Youth and Whānau counselling: For issues such as grief, separation, family violence and relationship difficulties

• Multisystemic Therapy: A programme that addresses serious anti-social behaviours in young people aged 10

-17, involving multiple agencies in giving families the skills to deal with these. Criteria: Community referrals can be made.

• Te Waireka: Residential care for rangatahi aged 14-19 needing drug, alcohol, and mental health rehabilitation therapy.

Criteria: Referral by an AOD counsellor

• Community addiction support: Uses the Te Whare Tapa Whā model to help whānau access appropriate support to overcome their alcohol or drug problems.

Criteria: Self-referrals accepted

Community Health

• Mobile Nurses and Health Educators: Nursing, health promotion, education and advice for the whole whānau.

• Well Child /Tamariki Ora: Our award-winning, home- based care for babies and tamariki from birth to five years. Milestone health checks, follow-up care, in-home immunisations and information for whānau about raising healthy kids.

• School Nursing: TToH nurses based at Peterhead, Irongate and Flaxmere schools offer personal healthcare for tamariki in addition to health promotion and advice.

• Dental Education (0-12 years): Teaches tamariki how to care for their teeth and provides some oral healthcare resources.

• Community Health Education and Promotion: A team dedicated to helping whānau keep themselves and their communities safe and healthy at home, at work and at play.

• Social Support: Assessments and support for whānau of all ages wanting access to community healthcare.

• Kaumātua Ora: A programme designed specifically for our senior citizens, offering health checks and monitoring, exercise, outings and social events.

• Supreme Home Care: Available to those who need high- quality personal, home or palliative care in their own homes, long or short-term.

Criteria: Referral from a doctor is needed.



Programmes of support for whānau of all ages.

• Family Start: Identifies families in need of support around the time of their child's birth and provides assistance when social or other circumstances put at risk the health, welfare and education of children. Criteria:

· Mother at least three months pregnant or have a child younger than 12 months.

· You live within the Hastings area.

· You can self-refer or be referred by anyone working with children or concerned about the wellbeing of a child.

• Te Whare Ahurutanga: A purpose-built home for up to 11 kaumātua who are still capable of independent living but would benefit from the supports of shared

living. Each resident has a private bedroom and en suite bathroom.

• Te Whare Karamu: An acclaimed residential experience for young parents facing extreme hardship and requiring a stable whānau environment in which to learn to be a confident, capable and independent parent.


Our Rangatahi Centre is an accredited provider of

• NEET, YP and YPP services for:

· Rangatahi aged 16-17 who are not in education, employment or training and have no source of income or family support (NEET)

· Rangatahi aged 16-17 who cannot ive with whānau or a guardian (Youth Payment)

· Rangatahi aged 16-18 who have a dependent child or children, and are the partner of a specified beneficiary (Young Parent Payment)


• School Attendance: Covering the area from Tutira to Wairarapa, TToH works with families to get children settled back into school with goals for their future achievement.

• Te Tirahou Childcare Centre is a purpose-built facility on campus at TToH, providing a high-quality bilingual pre-school programme of learning, play and adventure for tamariki aged 2-5.

Contact: Centre Manager, 06 873 7542 see more at

• Poipoia Te Mokopuna: A programme to help whānau prepare their pēpi and tamariki for pre-school education.


If you need help, or you'd like more information about any of these, you can:

• visit us at 821 Orchard Rd, Hastings

• phone us on 0800 TAIWHENUA or 06 871 5350 and ask for our registration centre, Te Wairatahi

• email us at

• send us a message on Facebook

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