At He Waka Tapu our skilled team can support you to:

  • Make sense of your behaviours
  • Learn some new skills
  • Build a Hauora plan or a whanau plan
  • Make your whānau safer
  • Get your health checked by a doctor, and followed up by nurses
  • Get a job

Specific services we provide include:

Anger Management Services

We are a Family Court-accredited stopping violence programme provider.

 Te Whariki Whakamana

This is a 15-session group programme for Māori men aged 18 years and over. The focus of the programme is on stopping violence and abuse against others in their relationships.

 Te Pa Tuwatawata

This is a 12-session group programme for Māori men aged 18 years and over. A stopping violence programme, focusing on 4 key areas of health & wellbeing.

 Riaka "Through focused effort we can redirect our strength" 

A 26 session court directed programme for Tane aged 18 years and over.  A focus on stopping violence and abuse against others. 

 Nga Ara Tika

Wahine will work with a whānau worker in a group setting to address issues around anger management, but also focus on building your confidence and self esteem. You will also learn healthy ways to communicate in relationships.

Alcohol and Drug Services

 Te Aratiatia

Whai ora will work one-on-one with a whānau worker who will complete a comprehensive assessment with you in order to recommend effective treatment options.

 Takahi Te Taniwha

This is a harm reduction open group for whaiora /whānau who want to reduce and learn behaviours to reduce the harms associated with the abuse of alcohol and or other drugs.

 Mauri Ora

The Mauri Ora experience is a 8-week programme for people aged 18 and over who have moderate to severe alcohol and/or other drug abuse issues.  You will learn new behaviours to support you to abstain from using alcohol and/or other drugs.

Whānau Services

 Whānau Intensive Work

A whānau worker will work with you to address the stresses in your whānau's private life.

Whānau Navigators/Outreach (area includes Ashburton through to Temuka)

Kaimahi will support you and your whanau towards reaching aspirations important to you.

 Te Tai Tuara

A employee support programm.  A service that provides assesments, brief intervention around AOD & DV/FV , please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 Whānau Tautoko

A parenting group for all parents with tamariki aged from 0 to 16 years.

Personal Health Services


Our nurse will work closely with you to build a plan that can achieve the health goals you have in mind.

Here are some of the areas we can help you with:

  • Help to quit smoking
  • Diabetes management
  • Fitness
  • Development of individual health plans
 Wahine Ora - Cervical Smears & Breast Screening

We have a registered nurse who specialises in performing smear tests. This is offered as a free service to high-priority women, provided in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. We are also able to provide breast screening support, including service, booking appointments, and education. If transport is a problem or you are uncomfortable in accessing the service at our site for any reason, then let us know and we can come to you.

Looking for Mahi


We have job placement staff to help you into employment. Maybe you need help with building your CV, a job application, or accessing resources that will help you into employment – we can help.

For further information, call us 0800 HE WAKA (43 9252)

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