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
- Kai and hygiene packs
- Referrals to internal and external agencies
- Home visits
If you and your whanau need awhi or assistance, click on the button below and one of our team will be in touch shortly.
RONGOA / MIRIMIRI CLINIC
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.
- 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.