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


He Waka Tapu will continue to follow government direction and operate at Level 2 as an essential service. That means our doors are now openReferrals can still be processed by filling out our online form.

Numbers onsite will be managed to uphold safe distancing requirements and large events will be postponed. Group times may be subject to change to allow for larger spaces to be used, any changes will be communicated directly to whaiora. Tinana Free community gym is open however numbers are limited to around 10-15 onsite at one time - so please note that will impacts some group classes. Our residential service, Mauri Ora continues as usual and is open and receiving referrals.

For any questions or queries regarding our operations please contact

Stay safe and well.



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.


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.



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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