Whai Maia

Education  |  Environment  |  Hapū Ora  |  Kainga Ora  |  Orākei Health Services  | Te Puna Reo Okahu Kura  | Tamariki Ora  |  Toi Ora  |  Toi Whenua  | Whānau Ora



Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia (Whai Maia) offers a wide range of programmes, services and grants for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei hapū members.  To find out more about Whai Maia and what we do, please contact us on: 

0508 NWORAKEI / 0508 69672534

Address: 230 Kupe Street, Orākei, Auckland 1071

 Click here to download our 2019 Whānau Opportunities Booklet.


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are proud to own and deliver early childcare services through Te Puna Reo Okahu Kura which is situated on Kupe Street, Orākei. Whai Maia also provides a range of educational grants and services to support whānau success and achievement. For a full list of grants, go to Whānau Opportunities.


Click Here to apply for an education grant on the Whānau Portal. If you are having troubles getting into the Whānau Portal, contact 0508 69672534 or email


Ngāti Whātua Orākei Okahu Rakau are responsible for native bushcare and the nursery surrounding our whenua. We are kaitiaki of our Whenuarangatira Ecological restoration project "Ko te Pukaki".  We aim to increase the biodiversity of birdlife, plants, insects and habitats which incorporates a combination of our organic, ethical and sustainability Values. (No chemicals) We maintain our Native bush and other landscape projects with plants supplied by our own Nursery.

Ngāti Whātua Orākei welcome, manaaki and educate all visitors who support "Ko te Pukaki" project through volunteering and community planting days.


Our Hapū Ora team has the important role of responding to enquiries. Hapū Ora can assist you with grants, programmes and services that we provide. They will also help you with registering on the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Hapū Registration Database and they can also let you know about events and activities for the hapū.


Our Kainga Ora service assists whānau with housing. 


Whai Maia has a dedicated programme for our taonga, our Kaumatua. Through Kaumatua Ora we plan activities and celebrations. We also assist with health and wellbeing through a Kaumatua Ora grant.


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei delivers primary health care through the Orākei Health Services GP clinic situated at Eastridge Shopping Centre in Orākei. Our experienced and qualified professional staff includes doctors and nurses who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing for hapū members. 


Ngāti Whātua Orākei provides Tamariki Ora Well Child services for hapu māmā.  Services we provide include:

  • Kaupapa Māori Pregnancy and Parenting programmes
  • Kaupapa Māori Tamariki Ora/Well Child whānau/family service
  • A team of culturally safe and professional Nurses and Kaimanaaki Tangata
  • Visits to your home or location to suit the needs of your whānau
  • Support/advocacy to connect mothers and their whānau with local community support and services (e.g. Breastfeeding, Midwifery, GP, Whānau Ora, Quit Smoking, Dental).


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are committed to the improving health and wellbeing of the hapū. The nib Health Insurance is offered to all registered hapū members and is a health care service that gives hapū members better access to the right health care at the right time. 


The role of Toi Whenua o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei - Heritage and Resource Management Unit - is to support the Trust, Whai Maia / Whai Rawa and Reserves Boards, and Treaty of Waitangi negotiation team, on heritage and resource management issues.

We develop and implement strategies, structures and systems, projects, and programmes and services on behalf of the Board that promote the mana whenua and rangatiratanga of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in Tamaki, with a focus on kaitiakitanga (safeguarding and enhancing people, the environment and its resources, Ngāti Whātuatanga and our taonga and heritage places).

We actively maintain and build relationships with key people, community groups, departments and organisations, from private developers to infrastructure companies, to Local Boards to the Auckland Council and its CCOs, to enhance our role as heritage / environmental / mana whenua advocates. Our unit is often the first point of contact for these organisations.


Whānau Ora is a service that supports whānau to achieve their own goals and aspirations. The service empowers whānau to be self-managing; live healthy lifestyles; and participate fully in society to create a sense of health and well-being.


Te Puna Reo Okahu Kura is a joint early childhood education initiative between Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the Ministry of Education. The Puna Reo is part of a long-term kaupapa (plan) of educational excellence for the hapū where knowledge and understanding of Te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga (language and customs) are a foundation.


More information coming soon.

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