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Auckland DHB Manawanui Oranga Hinengaro

Public Service, Mental Health, Kaupapa Māori


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.



Owairaka te Maunga

Ko Auaunga te awa
Wai-o-te-Mata te moana
Ko Whatua Kaimarie te whenua
Ko Manawanui te Whare Tupuna





Ka mau nga here ki te Rangi hei kopiri i nga hikoitanga o te Whenua

Ka kite atu i nga Maungahere o Tamaki Makaurau

E pikau tia ana e te Rarotonga

Kia pupiri i taku ka kite i Owairaka ko te Hauora Tangata Whaiora
Kei raro i nga Ata o toku whare
A Manawanui, i mihi nei ki a koe
No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
To hold the righteousness of above
Acknowledging the sequence of travel
Significant visions entwine the relation of Auckland
Awaken in the review of Mt Smart
To observe Owairaka embracing the dawn of day
Awakes the wellness assurance
The call of Manawanui
Greetings to you all
ADHB Manawanui Oranga Hinengaro Services for Māori Is a kaupapa Māori community mental health service for adults run by the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB).
A range of services is provided via two specific teams, the Cultural Support Team and the Clinical Team. Each team is community based and provides services to tangata whai ite ora Māori who are living in the community of Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland).  The teams comprise predominantly Māori staff who come from a variety of iwi (tribal affiliations). Staff have expert knowledge of tikanga Māori, life experience, clinical expertise with mental health issues and most importantly a passion about supporting Māori on their recovery pathway.  
The Cultural Support Team provides a range of community support for tangata whai ite ora and their whānau within the community. It includes Māori specific interventions, therapies, assessments, community support and kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) tangata whai ite ora referrals to specialist Māori and other services when required. The Cultural Support service is available for tangata whai ite ora who are receiving clinical mental health services from Manawanui or a Community Mental Health Centre.
The Clinical Team is a multi-disciplinary clinical team providing clinical treatment and support to tangata whai ite ora who are receiving a kaupapa Māori care and recovery service. 

What is Wellness for Māori - Tangata Oranga Māori

For Māori, the concept of wellness goes beyond physical wellbeing
and is based on a holistic health model known as “Te Whare Tapa Wha” (Mason Durie).  Te whare tapa wha embraces four cornerstones of wellbeing, that are underpinned by the kaupapa Mana Atua, Mana Tangata and Mana Whenua:
Te taha wairua              (spiritual wellbeing)
Te taha hinengaro         (psychological & emotional wellbeing)
Te taha tinana               (physical wellbeing)
Te taha whānau            (family wellbeing)
Te whare tapa wha describes these cornerstones as representing the four walls of a house and the idea if one of these walls fails, the house will fall. 
Therefore a Māori perspective of wellness is recognised as being dependent on a balance of these four aspects and that if all are intact so will the wellbeing of the person be intact.  If there is imbalance in the cornerstones this could contribute to a "disease" that can manifest itself as mental illness.
Link to Kainga - Māori Health for more information about Te Whare Tapa Wha.
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a clinically significant behaviour or psychological (to do with the mind) disorder that is associated with distress or disability. It is not just the way someone responds to a particular event nor is it limited to the way a person interacts with society.
A mental illness can continuously or intermittently (occasionally) affect our capacity for speech, language, mood, affect, thoughts, perceptions, insight, judgement, cognition (understanding) and volition (ability to make choices). It can limit our ability to function as society would normally expect of us and can put us and others at risk.
Mental illness is therefore, a broad term that covers problems ranging from minor to severe disorders.
Who is a Psychiatrist?
A ‘psychiatrist’ is a doctor who, after basic medical qualifications, receives further training and develops the expertise to become a ‘specialist’ in identifying symptoms of, and diagnosing and treating, mental illnesses. You may have been referred to a psychiatrist if your doctor feels you need specialist help.

Referral Expectations

Cultural Support Team:  Referrals may come through a Mental Health Service or through a GP. You are unable to self-refer. If you are a current CMHC service user, you can request through either your CMHC Psychiatrist or Case Manager to be referred to our service.

Clinical Team:  Referrals may come through a Mental Health Service or through a GP. You are unable to self-refer.

Once we have received your referral a kaimahi (staff member) from Manawanui will contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your first meeting. 

During the first meeting there will be a time for whakawhanaungatanga (relationship building) to take place and to kōrero about what services we can provide and what your current needs may be. You can if you wish bring along whānau members and/or support people to the meeting, nau mai haere mai.

Please click here for ADHB Community Mental Health Centres referral expectations.


All services are free of charge.


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

We are currently unable to provide after-hours coverage.

For urgent assistance after hours 7 days a week: ph 0800 800 717

Procedures / Treatments

  • Specialist Maori Strengths Assessment

    At Manawanui, we offer to tangata whai i te ora Maori and their whanau a specialist Maori strengths assessment which is based on Te Whare Tapa Wha.… More

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More

  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

    This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

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Visiting Hours

8.30 am - 4.30 pm Mon-Fri


Tea and coffee are available on site. A variety of food can be purchased at the nearby Point Chevalier shops and cafes, or at the Unitec cafeterias located across the road on Carrington Road.

Travel Directions

From: North Western Motorway - Travelling West

Bear left: onto St Lukes Rd offramp

Turn right: onto St Lukes Rd & continue for 0.11 kilometes

Turn left: onto Great North Rd & continue for 1.51 kilometres

Turn left: onto Carrington Rd & continue for 0.159 kilometres

Turn left: onto Sutherland Rd

Turn right: into 11 Sutherland Rd - Whatua Kaimarie

From: North Western Motorway - Travelling Towards Auckland City

Bear left: onto Great North Rd offramp & continue for 0.355 kilometres

Turn right: onto Carrington Rd & continue for 0.159 kilometres

Turn left: onto Sutherland Rd

Turn right: into 11 Sutherland Rd - Whatua Kaimarie

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Public Transport

A bus stop is located approx 100 metres from the entrance to Manawanui on Carrington Rd, opposite Unitec. 

For bus information, see https://at.govt.nz/ or phone (09) 366 6400 or toll-free on 0800 10 30 80, if outside the local calling area.

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At Whatua Kaimarie Marae parking is freely available for our manuhiri/visitors and tangata whai ite ora on site. Free street parking is also available on Sutherland Rd.


The nearest pharmacy to our service is:

Point Chevalier Pharmacy, 1213 Great North Road, Point Chevalier, Auckland, Telephone:  (09)  846 1676.

Contact Details

Phone (09) 845 3084

For urgent assistance after hours 7 days a week: ph 0800 800 717


11 Sutherland Road
Pt Chevalier

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11 Sutherland Road
Pt Chevalier

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11 Sutherland Road
Pt Chevalier

This page was last updated at 2:04PM on December 20, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Manawanui Oranga Hinengaro.