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Te Hou Ora Whānau Services

Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori, Social



Te Hou Ora Whānau Services is a community-based whānau driven Kaupapa Māori service provider. We provide services that will equip and empower young people and their whānau to fufill their potential in the context of their cultural heritage, their whānau, and their community.

Te Hou Ora has been supporting young people, whānau and the community of Ōtepoti since 1976 when it was established under the banner of Youth for Christ. Since then, Te Hou Ora has diversified and transformed itself to meet the growing needs and trends in our community as well as become its own kaupapa Māori entity.

We pride ourselves on having the ability to continuously meet the needs of our young people and whānau through our current programmes and services as well as innovative initiative.



Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


Our services are free to New Zealand citizens


Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed 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), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

Māori, English

Services Provided

Youth Justice

These programmes are designed to support young offenders to address behaviours and reduce their offending.

These programmes are Oranga Tamariki referrals only.


Whānau Centered Services

Strengths based support for young people and whānau to address barriers that are stagnating their ability to reach for their dreams and aspirations.  These programmes support the desire of parent(s)…


Kaupapa Māori

All our programmes and services are delivered utilising tikanga Māori principles and kaupapa Māori models. 

Whānau Ora

All programmes and services incorporate whakapapa whānau and look at kaupapa whānau to ensure best outcomes are achieved.

Family / whānau

  • Parenting education

Youth Programmes

Supervised after school programmes aimed at supporting the cultural identity of young people through structured activities and connectedness to their community.

Te Ara Taiohi access is by Oranga Tamariki referral…



Mother and child / Māmā and pēpi

  • Parenting education

Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access



Dunedin - South Otago


Contact Details

78 Carroll Street, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

Teri Lee Nyman (CEO) - (03) 951 1032


Rema Smith (Senior Social Worker) - (03) 951 1037


Kaikatea Knight (Operatios Manager) - (03) 951 1040


78 Carroll Street
Fern Hill
Dunedin 9016

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Street Address

78 Carroll Street
Fern Hill
Dunedin 9016

Postal Address

PO Box 3028
Dunedin 9045

This page was last updated at 4:16PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Hou Ora Whānau Services.