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Hokonui Rūnanga

Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori, Social


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


We provide services and run projects that benefit the health, social, spiritual, cultural, educational, moral and economic wellbeing of our members.


He toto o tangata, he kai
Te oranga o te tangata he whenua
Tihei mauriora
Ko Oparure to maunga
Ko Mata-mata te mokai o Te Rakitauneke
Ko Hokonui te Rūnanga tiaki, ki nga uri o te whakapapa o Ngai Tahu – e noho nei
Tena kotou tena kotou tena kotou katoa

As Te Rakitaunekes' taniwha Matamata watches over the rohe of Hokonui its view takes in the rich landscape and sees further than the human eye to a world of endless possibility and choice. This powerful symbol of opportunity underpins the inspiring story that Hokonui Rūnanga has to tell. The rich mahinga kai areas of the past to the incredible mineral deposits of the modern day Hokonui are well placed to be an inspiring story of development married with traditional values.

The people of Hokonui have grown this organisation from humble beginnings to its current capacity delivering a range of whānau services and building spiritual, cultural, social and economic growth. Learn more about us as you journey through this website.

Our greetings to you all. Nau mai. Haere mai. Tauti mai.

We open our hearts and minds to you - welcome.

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There are no charges for our services to New Zealand citizens 


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

After hours contact please call (03) 208 7954 and leave a message

Languages Spoken

Māori, English

Services Provided

Kaupapa Māori

  • Whānau Ora
  • Rongoā Māori / Traditional Māori Healing (Mirimiri)

Whānau Ora
A service aimed at supporting individuals and families / tamariki, rangatahi, kaumātua, whānau with illness or disability. Individual health plans are developed and implemented, with the aim of…


Whānau Ora

Te Kakano - Nurse Led Clinics

Te Kakano nurses are happy to see any one for any health advice, education or support. They will work with other health providers (e.g. GPs) to enable the best care…


Older adult / Kaumātua

Kaumātua Health Day
Every Thursday we hold a Kaumātua Health Day. We arrange a free pick up service for all the local Kaumātua in the Gore District who are clients…


Community Youth Worker and Advocacy Service

This service provides:

  • Counselling
  • Whānau support
  • Out of school and holiday programmes
  • Advocacy and support
  • Referrals to other services for rangatahi and their whānau.

How to Access:
Referrals from whānau,…


Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

140 Charlton Road
East Gore
Upper Charlton
Southland 9774

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Street Address

140 Charlton Road
East Gore
Upper Charlton
Southland 9774

Postal Address

PO Box 114
Gore 9740

This page was last updated at 2:55PM on July 26, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Hokonui Runanga.