Whanau Ora Services

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

We know whanau are the experts in their own lives but, on occasion, tensions, problems and day-to-day issues arise, which require support.

The Whanau Ora navigators can assist you to identify issues, create plans for change and consider your long-term aspirations as an individual or as a whanau.

The navigators will:

  • Assess current situation and needs
  • Explore your goals and transformational dreams
  • Identify skills,  knowledge and experiences to contribute to your own plan of action
  • Create a plan of action
  • Support, encourage, motivate, problem solve, link and connect to other services as part of the plan.

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.

Be the change you want for yourself and whanau. We may be able to assist. Phone us now!

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
Sagar Khemani
Whanau Ora Navigator - Te Anau
DelVohn Johnson
Whanau Ora Navigator
Shaun Taane
Te Whare Hāpai Tangata Kaiarahi Kaimahi / Whanau Ora Navigator
Miringa Popham
COVID Community Connector / Whanau Ora Navigator
Jasmin Askew-Maxwell
Whanau Ora Navigator