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Ngā Kākano Foundation provides a range of health and social services to Whānau in the Te Puke community. Our goal is to break down the barriers to accessing healthcare for everyone in our community. 

Free financial advice


Runa Morrison and  Ngarui Grant from Bay Financial Mentors will be onsite one day a fortnight offering financial advice. This is a free service and they can help you with reducing costs, financial check ups and budgeting.
If you would like to make an appointment with Runa or Ngarui, please email your contact details to Runa at or Ngarui at and they will be in touch. 

Changes to prescription charges

There’s no longer a $5 collection charge to pick up most prescription items from your local pharmacy. This means most prescriptions will now be free for you to collect.
You may still have to pay to collect some prescription items, for example for medicines prescribed by private specialists and private dentists.
Any family which pays for 20 prescription items in a year is eligible for a Prescription Subsidy Card, which means they won’t have to pay for any more prescription items until 1 February the following year. A family includes a person’s partner and dependent children aged from 14 to 18.
Collecting prescription items for children under 14 is already free.

We also do childhood immunisations!

Did you know we can do all your childhood immunisations in our clinic?

Immunisations ensure your child is fully immunised and protected as soon as possible. It takes a few months, and repeated doses of a vaccine for your little one to be fully protected.

Here are just some of the diseases that vaccinations will help protect your child against: diptheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough (pertussis), pneumococcal, rotavirus, haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox (varicella).

Some diseases like measles are highly contagious and usually mild, but can lead to serious complications – even in healthy kids.

Call us on 07 573 0660 to book your appointment today!

Nau mai, haere mai

Ngā Kākano Foundation Family Health Services & Medical Practice

Below are the most commonly accessed sections of our website. Existing Nga Kākano Patients can choose to make an appointment, request a repeat prescription, access our after-hours clinic or get a referral for one of the services we offer.

New Telecare After Hours Service


We are pleased to announce that we have been onboarded with Kā Ora Telecare.

Kā Ora Telecare is an afterhours telehealth service providing medical advice for rural whānau and communities. After an initial consultation with a nurse or kaiāwhina, callers can be referred to a doctor for a further consultation

For more information, click here Ngā Kakano Afterhours Service 

Whānau Health & Wellbeing

Our mission is to make health services accessible to all members of our community

GP (General Practice) Services

Total care for your whānau with Ngā Kākano Foundation Doctors and Nurses.

Rangatahi Youth

Helping our youth navigate health and other issues. Services for ages up to 18 years.

Tamariki Child Health Services

Giving our mokopuna the best start in life with support for your pēpi.

Mental Health &
Addiction Services

Recovery-orientated drug and alcohol service with early intervention.

Whānau Ora

Our facilitators use traditional rongoā to make products used in Mirimiri treatments.

Koroua & Kuia

Providing opportunities for our Kaumātua and Kuia to remain active and independent.

Diabetes Care &
Education Services

Addressing the challenges of living with diabetes through education and support.

Respiratory &
Asthma Services

Supporting Whānau and providing education on respiratory conditions.