The goal of this programme is to provide opportunities for Kaumātua and Kuia to remain active, and independent also to socialise and age positively, where they are highly valued and recognised as an integral part of whānau and communities. It is open to people between the ages of 50+ years.

The day programme aims to help reduce social isolation and reconnect them with their peers, whanau and community to create a sense of belonging. It focuses on three areas: Age related Health Education, with easier access, fitness and mobility, and the opportunity to explore and participate in Te Ao Māori.

Participants take part in activities, outings and workshops –  everything from learning about Traditional Māori Arts and Crafts,  medicine, and visiting local marae and historical sites, to taking part  in exercise and listening to presentations given by agencies.

The Kaumātua Day Programme is on every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-15am to 1pm.

Transport, morning tea and lunch is provided.


This service focuses on supporting and educating whānau so they understand what to do if their child has respiratory issues and when to seek additional help. The service is also available for all members of the whānau.

Our service provides education on:
•   What asthma/COPD is
•   Medications - what they do, and how to use them effectively
•  Trigger identification and management
•  Symptom monitoring
•   Managing an asthma emergency
•   Healthy lifestyles.

The Respiratory and Asthma Coordinator provides educational sessions and health checks at home, on the marae, preschools, workplaces, at Ngā Kākano or any other locations as required. It is a free service for you and your whānau.

There is priority for Māori and high needs clients who face barriers to receiving adequate service.

This is a free service available in Te Puke and surrounding areas as well as Murupara every Tuesday.


Living with diabetes can be confusing. There is a lot to learn and staying well may mean you need to make some lifestyle changes. This is an advanced nursing assessment and care planning service for all adults with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes. The service is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to keep well and reduce your risk of complications.

All clients receive assessments and care plans. There is priority for Māori and high needs clients who face barriers to receiving adequate service.

We provide health advice, nutrition and exercise support, and follow-up care at the home, marae, workplace or clinic; health promotion and information to enable people to self-manage their health; assistance with navigation of health services and ongoing monitoring of health parameters.

A podiatry clinic is also available at Ngā Kākano every Tuesday.

This free service is available in Te Puke and surrounding areas and Tuesday clinics are available in Murupara.


Early intervention and prevention mental health services is recovery oriented, community based whānau approach to assessment, treatment and therapy for those experiencing mental health issues. Specific needs may be complex and include co-existing illness or issues and may require brief interventions for relapse and follow up.  This service is accessible and available for all members of the whānau inclusive of pēpi, tamariki, taiohi, pākeke and kaumātua.

Enquire about the service HERE


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