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Aukaha (1997) Ltd

Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori, Social


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

268 Stuart Street, Dunedin

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Originates from kia kaha, au kaha - Unite, bind together

Two men engaged in lashing, would say "kia kaha" so he pushed the line through and then as both pulled together the other would say "au kaha" (Beattie 1920b)

A good phrase to encourage people to unite and bind/work together


The Aukaha team works with people across Otago providing a range of services that will help make ours a better place to be. This includes a range of initiatives that will link our communities together, providing shared understanding and enhanced benefits for us all.


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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

You can contact Aukaha's Main Office on (03) 477 0071 or email reception at reception@aukaha.co.nz

You can also contact us through our website https://aukaha.co.nz/contact-us/


All services are free to access to New Zealand residents


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

268 Stuart Street, Dunedin

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Languages Spoken

Māori, English

Services Provided

Kaupapa Māori

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  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

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This page was last updated at 10:19AM on March 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Aukaha (1997) Ltd.