TPM Whānau Ora Kaiārahi Service

What the service is about

A professional service with a tikanga Māori approach, Whānau Ora is about increasing the wellbeing of individuals and whānau to lead full lives and uses the power of whānau to improve the wellbeing of individuals and whānau. It provides whānau with appropriate services and support so they can become more self-managing and achieve their aspirations.


A look into the service

The whānau-centred approach:

  • starts by asking whānau and families what they want to achieve for themselves, and then responding to those aspirations in order to realise whānau potential
  • provides flexible support for whānau and families to move beyond crisis into identifying and achieving medium and long-term goals for sustained change
  • focuses on relationships, self-determination and capability building for whānau to achieve positive long-term outcomes
  • recognises that whānau and families have skills, knowledge and experiences that contribute to their own resilience, and can provide a platform for whānau and families to become more self-managing and independent.


Who might benefit from the service

We are a mobile service and can visit people in their homes or temporary accommodation within:

  • Tokoroa
  • Putaruru
  • Arapuni
  • Tirau
  • Matamata
  • Cambridge
  • Te Awamutu


To gain access to the service

  • You can ask to be referred by your GP or other community providers.
  • Self-referral by making enquiries with Raukawa Charitable Trust staff in Tokoroa, Putaruru, Te Awamutu and Matamata.
  • Free phone 0800 728 5292.