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Family Start

Family Start is a team of highly-experienced and qualified staff who can help you get on with life and give your tamariki the best start.

Our goal is to equip you with all the skills to keep your family together and grow strong.

This includes:

  • Confidential listening and support for whānau

  • Ideas on how to maintain whānau relationships and community networks

  • Practical advice and skills to cope with everyday life, eg: housing and budgeting

  • Parenting skills for Mums and Dads

Family Start is available for parents and primary caregivers in Hastings with babies from the second trimester of pregnancy to twelve months old. In some circumstances it can extend until the child is at primary school.

Poipoia Te Mokopuna can prepare you and your baby for pre-school. Talk to the Family Start team.

For more information get in touch here.

Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Our enthusiastic Whānau Ora Kaiarahi team are here to advocate for and support whānau with mapping out and realising their whānau aspirations.

This culturally-based, and whānau-centred approach to wellbeing focusses on whānau (family group) as a whole, as the decision-makers who determine their goals and aspirations.  

Building on the strengths and capabilities of whānau and wrapping the necessary services and support around them to get better outcomes and create positive changes. In areas such as health, education, housing, employment, improved standards of living and cultural identity.

Whānau are supported to fully realise the confidence, mana and the belief in self, family and community. 

Our Whānau Ora Kaiarahi will walk alongside whānau who may need help in determining what success means to them.  By offering support and assisting with pathways to develop their own solutions, our dedicated Whānau Ora Kaiarahi will help whānau to work towards self-determination, success and strengthening of the whānau unit.

If you would like to speak to one of our team click here

06 871 5350Or contact us here.


Phone 06 8715352
Fax 06 8715353
 Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga 

821 Orchard Road, Hastings 

PO Box 718, Hastings 4122,

Aotearoa New Zealand   

P: 0800 TAIWHENUA or 06 871 5350
F: 06 871 5351

Hauora Heretaunga 

  821 Orchard Road, Hastings 

  P: 06 871 5352


 Waipukurau Centre

 Cnr Ruataniwha and Herbert Streets


  P: 0800 153 240 or 06 858 9559

  F: 06 858 9225






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