Whānau Ora


Whānau Ora is a Service available to support whānau navigate services, agencies and resources to help them achieve their goals and aspirations..

Whānau Ora seeks the transformation of whānau – by whānau. The service is driven by a focus that whānau will be self-managing; live healthy lifestyles; and participate fully in society to create a sense of health and well-being.

Education – Housing – Health & Wellbeing – Employment – Cultural Identity

Mai Whānau is a service that runs under the Whānau Ora scheme. The Mai Whānau service supports you and your whānau to achieve your dreams and aspirations through transforming future development and success. This service can help you with:

  • Gaining a drivers license
  • Preparing a budget
  • Access to counselling services
  • Help to quit smoking or gambling
  • Developing a better understanding of NCEA
  • Accessing educational support for you and your tamariki
  • Saving and budgeting
  • Accessing specialist medical support
  • Gaining employment


Whānau Direct is a funding option available to support whānau to access resources to help them reach their planned goals and aspirations.


Whānau Ora

Physical Address: 272 Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes, Auckland

Telephone: (09) 578 0941

Email: whanauora@nwo.iwi.nz

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Our Kaimahi


I am passionate about ensuring that all whānau are able to reach their full potential so they can live the best life possible for them and using my skills to give back to Iwi, hapū and advocating strongly for whānau healing from intergeneration trauma.
My greatest aspiration is that my role will no longer be needed in the future because all Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei members will be living their full potential, are safe, happy and achieveing their goals and aspirations.