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Mangakino Orangatanga

Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori

Covid-19 testing

Free RATs for collection

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be collected at this site. Pre-ordering is not required.

RATs collection is available at 55 Moana Crescent, Mangakino

Monday 10 am - 12 noon

Wednesday 12 noon to 1pm

Or by arrangement PH. 0275934498




Mangakino Orangatanga is a forum working collaboratively as Māori of the Mangakino community to improve the health and wellbeing of our whānau.

Our forum identifies and addresses Māori health issues, through a holistic approach based on Te Whare Tapa Wha. 

We work closely alongside Te Arawa Whānau Ora ki Mangakino, Mangakino Health Services and Pokapū ō te Taiwhenua.

Some of our mahi includes:

Level 1 Provider of Pokapū o te Taiwhenua - working to close the digital/technology gap with whānau and improve access. This includes supporting whānau with the technology and confidence to engage comfortably with video telehealth, in their home or community

Te Whare Rengarenga - a Wellbeing Programme that provides support around vaping, physical fitness and nutrition (in partnership with Mangakino Health Services)

Tautoko/support for kaumātua: including delivering healthy cooked meals to kaumātua in our community and supporting kaumātua to connect and be at the local marae.

Transport: Supporting kaumātua and whānau with transport options to services and health appointments

Tautoko/support around COVID-19: Supporting our whānau through COVID-19, including information, caring, advocacy and digital aspects e.g. accessing vaccine passports


Our mahi is delivered by volunteers in the Mangakino community.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

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Fees and Charges Description

No charges for our services but koha are welcome.


Closed over Xmas until the 9th January. RATS by request only during this perion

Covid testing hours - for GP practices, if hours differ to standard hours

Mon 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Not a COVID Testing Site - RATs distribution only 

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided

Information & support
Kaupapa Māori
Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Exercise and activity, Healthy eating education, Stop smoking

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating education
  • Stop smoking


Plenty of parking available.


Lakes, Waikato

Contact Details

55 Moana Crescent
Waikato 3421

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55 Moana Crescent
Waikato 3421

This page was last updated at 4:02PM on April 4, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Mangakino Orangatanga.