Whānau Support

Our priority is the protection of the health and well being of our whānau

Are your niho/teeth in need of some TLC this lockdown?

No fear, our nib partner, Dental Planet is here! They will be parking up their Dental bus at Te Puna Reo Ōkahukura next Monday - Friday for whānau to access dental treatment/care during lockdown! Mon 18 Oct - Fri 22 Oct 2021 from 9:30m - 4pm 📍 222 Kupe Street, Ōrākei (Puna Reo Carpark)
Nib cover for NWŌ Whānau registered with nib Health Insurance, WINZ quote available & Tamariki are usually free!
It is essential TO BOOK! 📧 mobiles@dentalplanet.co.nz 📞0800 2622022

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COVID-19 - How we can tautoko you and your whānau.



Pakihi Oha is a one-off financial grant for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whānau business owners who are experiencing financial hardship in these uncertain times. We hope Pakihi Oha can support you, as a business owner, to relieve some of the stress and pressure as a result of the lockdown.

Please click here to apply.



Whātua Oha is a one-off financial grant for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whānau households who are experiencing financial hardship through this lockdown. From the survey, over 40% of our whānau have lost income through this lockdown, this is available to all whānau households in Aotearoa.

Please click here to apply.



Rourou kai speaks to our goal of providing kai through these challenging times. Kai on the Fly delivers kai cooked at Ōrākei Marae for kaumātua over 65 years across Tāmaki, those that are unwell or unable to leave their homes. At this stage we will continue with Kai on the Fly weekly until Tāmaki comes out of level 4.

There has been an increased demand for support with kai through this lockdown, particularly with all our tamariki who are at home with us during level 4. We have several options of support available which include food parcels and vouchers for those whānau who live in Tāmaki Makaurau. Click here for Tāmaki – Rourou Kai.

For whānau outside of Tāmaki, you can click here for Out of Tāmaki – Rourou Kai




We are proud to announce that we have distributed over 200 Hygiene Packs to whānau this lockdown. Unfortunately, at this point we are no longer distributing Hygiene Packs. 

However please email Atakura Hunia at AtakuraH@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com if you have any urgent requests.



Adorn your whare with a beautiful garden from seedlings grown from our nursery at Pourewa. Our team will be growing seedlings for whānau to be able to take home and grow. We will have tips and tricks on social media from our wonderful team showing you how to plant your seedlings and how to look after them.

We also want you to be able to share with us the progress that you are making growing your own māra. So be sure to send us some picture via our social media platforms for us to share with the wider whānau!
We will notify whānau of pick-up times on social media. 

We encourage our whānau to connect with these services if you need support – Click here for Ōrākei Health. Click here for Whānau Ora. Click here for Tamariki Ora. If you contact our NWŌ Call Centre, we will be able to refer you to appropriate contact person for support.

We encourage our whānau to stay connected. Call centre: 0508 NWOrakei (0508 6967 2534) Īmera: whaimaia@nwo.iwi.nz. Social media: Whai Māia Facebook, Trust Facebook & Whai Māia Instagram


Ōrākei Health are prioritising their patients and NWŌ whānau who are unwell during this time, especially with cold/flu-like symptoms.If you are unable to get into your GP with your symptoms, Ōrākei Health are able to help.
Ōrākei Health are open Monday – Friday,  8.00am – 5.00pm. You can contact the clinic on 09 578 0956 and the team will assist you.
Our Tāmaki Testing Station is open from Monday – Friday, 8am to 3:30pm. You can head down to the Auckland Netball Centre in Glen Innes to have a test and see the team.

Tāmaki Vaccination Centre

Our Tāmaki Vaccination Centre is open from Monday – Friday, 8am to 3:30pm. Vaccinations are now available for people aged 16 and over, as well as those aged 12-15, who are accompanied by a parent. No booking required, walk-ins now available.

Learn more

Hiki Wairua.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1pm – 2pm (Monday – Friday) via Zoom.


7pm ever week night.  
This is streamed on the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Māia Facebook page.


6.00pm – 7.30pm – every Tuesday

Tūāpapa – Foundational
Tuauri – Beginner
Tuawhiti – Conversational Proficiency
Tuakiri – High level proficiency


The 4 week fitness challenge was such a buzz! Getting together mā zoom to work on our hauora! He pīki mihi tēnei ki a koutou katioa – to everyone who got involved & our prize winners!


Support for Auckland Communities

If you or your whānau are seeking support during COVID-19 in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Click here for more information

Voting for the 2021 NWO Trust Board Elections closes Friday 19 November, have you voted?