Whānau Ora

Our Whanau Ora service aims to promote whanau health and reduce health inequalities.

This service provides assistance with advocacy & support (which may include transport and/or support to attend appointments), enrolment or re-engagement with General practice, facilitation of health promotion and self-management programmes (Diabetes, Asthma etc) and more.  Our dedicated Whānau Ora Co-Ordinator can assist you with your health and wellbeing needs and ensure that you are provided the best quality care possible.

Some of the available assistance are:

  • Whanau care
  • Advocacy
  • Kai and hygiene packs
  • Referrals to internal and external agencies
  • Home visits
  • Workshops

If you and your whanau need awhi or assistance, click on the button below and one of our team will be in touch shortly.


Ngā Kākano is very pleased and excited to offer Mirimiri to our patients/clients delivered by our very own Rongoa/Mirimiri Practitioner – Ripeka Armstrong.

Ripeka is a qualified practitioner who is also ACC accredited which enables her to provide care to patients that have been referred by their GP due to an accident injury.

Ripeka’s all-round holistic approach includes the use of our local Taiao using traditional rongoā to make their own products which are used in their treatments.

Services include:

  • Mirimiri massage
  • Romiromi (deep tissue)
  • Alternative healing
  • Rongoa (bush medicine)

Traditional Māori healers (Tohunga) used Mirimiri as a means of healing injuries, releasing old tensions, and balancing bodily function. It is thought that pain can be indicative of unresolved historic; past or current issues and not necessarily clinical.

This service is strictly by appointment only via referral.

You can self-refer to this service by clicking on the below button and one of our kaimahi will be in contact with you to arrange and appointment.