Nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to our place!

Ko wai mātou

He Waka Tapu is a kaupapa Māori organisation located in Ōtautahi (Christchurch). Whānau wellbeing is important to us and we work with both the individual and whānau.

There is a referral process that must be completed before accessing any services.

For further information phone 0800 HE WAKA (43 9252) or email

The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood supports tāne so they can participate meaningfully in their community. Tāne can feel pride in their appearance and have resources to attend courses, training, and job interviews, thanks to a network of good people providing practical donations in the Christchurch community.





HEYBRO is here to listen and offer support for men who feel they are going to harm a loved one or whānau member.

When it all gets too much and you feel like you may harm someone, yourself, or know of someone who may be harmed, pick up the phone and call:

0800 HEYBRO (439 276)

We’re here to listen, help and offer support 24/7.


Community venue hire

He Waka Tapu has multiple spaces available for your next private/community/organisation hui or event.

We have options suitable for 1 - 300+ people depending on your requirements.




Free phone: 0800 HE WAKA

Phone: 03 373 8150
Fax: 03 381 3207


Open hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

© 2021 He Waka Tapu

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