Tamariki Ora Well Child Service

What the service is about

  • A professional health care service with a tikanga Māori approach that provides professional and confidential growth and developmental checks for children from birth to 5 years old in their home.


A look into the service

  • A registered nurse and/or a kaiāwhina will visit you and your child in your home or visit the child at any early childhood centres or a kōhanga to weigh and check baby for development. The visit will be recorded in your Well Child book and you can ask questions around your child’s progress.
  • With parental permission, follow up services can be done at any early childhood centres or kōhanga where the child maybe attending.
  • We also provide:
    • Breast feeding support.
    • Parent support.
    • Advocacy.
    • Home visiting.
    • Smoking cessation advice and support.
    • Physical activity advice and support.
    • Nutrition advice.
    • Contraceptive advice.


Who might benefit from the service

  • All children from birth to 5 years and their whānau who live in:
    • Tokoroa.
    • Putaruru.
    • Tirau.
    • Matamata.
    • Te Awamutu.
    • Cambridge.
    • or surrounding rural areas


To gain access to the service

  • Please ask your midwife to add Tamariki Ora to your discharge plan.
  • Self-referral by walking in and making enquiries at Raukawa Charitable Trust offices in Tokoroa, Putaruru, Te Awamutu and Matamata.
  • Free phone 0800 728 5292.