Whanau Ora Services

Whanau Ora is a whanau-centered service that supports families to achieve their aspirations.

Whanau Ora recognizes the strengths and abilities that exist within whanau and aims to support and develop opportunities that fulfill potential.

Navigators assist with social needs, problem solving, and connection and linkage to other agencies. The navigators will also work with individuals and families on a pathway plan to support goals and future change.

Navigators work to the 7 Pou of wellness:

  • Whanau are self-managing and empowered leaders.
  • Whanau are leading healthy lifestyles.
  • Whanau are confidently participating in Te Ao Maori.
  • Whanau are participating fully in society.
  • Whanau are economically secure and successfully involved in wealth creation.
  • Whanau are cohesive, resilient and nurturing.
  • Whanau are responsible stewards of their living and natural environment.

Who can refer?

You can self-refer or an agency such as the Police or Oranga Tamariki can refer you.

Pataka Oranga
Pataka Oranga is the NKMP internal foodbank run by the Whanau Ora team. Kai parcels are provided to whanau in need. By receiving the first kai parcel, whanau are given the opportunity to meet with a Whanau Ora navigator for an assessment of need. Requesting a second parcel, whanau will be referred to BFC+.

Whanau Ora Services

are ready to help

Our Team

Kerstin Kummerer
Community Services Manager
Whanau Ora, BFC+, Supported Accommodation, Pataka Oranga, Transition Service
Sarah Wilson
Whanau Ora Navigator
Zivana Kennedy
Whanau Ora Navigator
Sagar Khemani
Whanau Ora Navigator - Te Anau
Les Russell
Community Services Worker