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Kaupapa Māori CBACs in Te Puke to continue into June

Article courtesy of Te Puke Times, 21 May 2020We've all learned plenty of new terminology over the past couple of months - words and acronyms that were virtually unknown to many of us are now in common use. CBAC - or Community Based Assessment Centre - is just one of them.A CBAC was held at Ngāti Moko Marae last week - one of a series being held across the Western Bay of Plenty that will continue into June.READ FULL ARTICLE HERE...

May 21, 2020

Aani offers breastfeeding advice despite keeping her distance

Article courtesy of Bay of Plenty Times, 21 May 2020When New Zealand first went into lockdown, breastfeeding specialist Aani Sherwin wondered how she was going to be able help struggling mothers. She needn't have worried - like many others, she harnessed technology, old and new, to overcome any difficulties presented by being unable to offer face-to-face advice. ''I ring them and some I can just talk through [issues] with them; with others, it's all done virtually,'' she says. Aani leads Ngā K...

May 21, 2020

Ngā Kākano's weekly care parcels being well received

There's plenty of care in the care parcels Ngā Kākano Foundation has been distributing through the greater Te Puke area. Charles and Mona Wilson, both in their 70s, have been receiving the  weekly parcels that contain meals, baking, health advice, hand  sanitiser, gloves and masks. ''I love them,'' says  Mona. ''There's always something different and always something in there that you really need and the meals from [The Daily] cafe are wonderful.'' by Stuart Whitaker, editor of...

May 8, 2020

NKF open but please call us

Ngā Kākano continues to be open for GP, Nurse and community health consultations. Most of these are done by phone so please during Level 3, do not come to Ngā Kākano but call us first on 573-0660....

April 28, 2020

Ngā Kākano is continuing to deliver on the ground health services

Ngā Kākano Foundation playing its part in looking after Te Puke Te Puke's Ngā Kākano Foundation is listening to the community - and responding. The health and community service provider swung into action as soon as  the severity of the Covid-19 situation became apparent and has been  distributing around 200 care parcels each week of the lockdown in  collaboration with Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective The Daily Cafe,  EmpowermentNZ, Colab and Kiwicoast Lions. Seeka has also...

April 27, 2020

Whānau can order their own hygiene packs from Whānau Ora Collective

Te Arawa Whānau Ora is committed to supporting whānau during this challenging time.Call freephone is 0508 TE ARAWA (0508 832 7292) and open Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm for assistance.  Hygiene packs are continuing to be distributed to koeke; essential workers; whānau with health issues, such as cancer, asthma, and compromised immunity; and poor access to clean water. Click here if you could like to request a hygiene pack....

April 27, 2020

Haumi ē – order online fresh kai delivered

Haumi ē provides bulk buying to save up to 20% on major supermarket prices. You can order a kai box and have it delivered to your door.Check out the attachment or email

April 14, 2020

New Mobile CBACs Closer to Home

Ngā Kākano has been working with other Kaupapa Māori Providers, DHB, WBPHO and NMO on the mobile CBAC unit, Pahi Tahi. Pahi Tahi has a doctor, a nurse, and Kaiawhina who can assist whānau who need to be assessed for COVID-19 and/ or have any of the following symptoms: runny nose, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, fever. This is a drive through service so come in your car, with people from your bubble only! No appointments necessary but you may need to wait for a while until its your ...

April 14, 2020

Kai – Foodbank

Te Puke Foodbank is available via Empowerment. WINZ also provides food grants. Attached is more information on whānau entitlements for food grants IF whānau are having trouble accessing a WINZ food grant. The Ngā Kākano team are available to tautoko whānau to apply to the foodbank and/ or advocate if you are having difficulty with WINZ/MSD....

April 14, 2020

Whānau Direct funding for whānau in need

If you are experiencing hardship kaua e whakama - there is assistance available. Whānau Direct funding is available for any whānau in the Te Arawa rohe who have experienced financial hardship as a direct result of Covid-19. The grant is available to help with essential living expenses, including the power bill, Wi-Fi or internet, rent, firewood, and urgent assistance with kai – particularly for households with tamariki. Applicants must provide proof of residence and evidence of the expense,...

April 14, 2020

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence - Help with essentials

If you’re finding it hard to get the essentials for your home, or you know of someone else in this position, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. We’re here to help – please call 0800 884 222 (7am to 7pm, 7 days a week). Whether you’re living alone or in the country or don’t have transport or people who can help. Anywhere in the Bay of Plenty. Don’t hesitate to call or share this number....

April 6, 2020

Kaupapa Māori community based assessment clinic

A Kaupapa Māori community based assessment clinic will be at Moko Marae on Tuesday from 10am – 2pm.  The name of the kaupapa is Te Apārangi Tūpore and is a partnership between Kaupapa Māori Provider Ngā Kākano, Tapuika, supported by the DHB, WBPHO and NMO.  The mobile unit, Pahi Tahi will have a doctor, a nurse, and a NKF whānau navigator to help you if you need to be assessed for COVID-19. We will be able to test for the virus, as well as give you more information about reso...

April 6, 2020

COVID-19: Information for a suspected case who is not tested

You have been seen by a doctor or nurse who thinks you have symptoms of COVID-19 but has decided not to do a test for COVID-19.It is very important that you are in self-isolation and follow the instructions on this information sheet to protect yourself and others....

April 6, 2020

Feeling stuck at home?

Join with Ngā Kākano and get active during the shutdown.Ngā Kākano has whānau exercise classes online every Wed @ 5.30pm and low intensity sessions on Thursdays at 10am via the Ngā Kākano Facebook page. While we can't sweat together - we can meet on Facebook and tautoko each other.Les Mills also has whānau exercise classes every morning 9am on TVNZ1 and workouts for tamariki and rangatahi at 3pm on TVNZ 2....

March 31, 2020


Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page for all information and helpful links regarding the Coronavirus crisis....

March 24, 2020

Ngā Kākano services every Wednesday night from 5.00-6.30pm.

Asthma and respiratory appointments, Tamariki Ora Well Child checks, and appointments with the Diabetes Nurse is now available every Wednesday night from 5-6.30pm. Bookings are essential. Click here to book an appointment or call 573-0660. ...

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