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Mōkai Pātea Services - Whānau Ora Unit

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori



Mōkai Pātea Services is the mandated development vehicle for whānau/hapu and marae groups of the four Iwi who hold mana whenua over the rohe.

Mōkai Pātea Services' Whānau Ora Unit provides support to whānau in a number of ways. See below for more information on the Whānau Ora Unit


Whanau Ora Unit

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Disability support, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Residential support



Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

To find our more about our service you can call us on (06) 388 1156 or visit us at 130 Hautapu Street, Taihape.

We can talk through what we can do to support you and our whānau assessment process.


Mokai Pātea Services provides support for whānau at risk of breakdown through crisis or change support, referrals, education, health promotion, prevention and advice. 

We aim to achieve autonomy and self determination for Whānau and Hapu based upon the customary values and beliefs of their respective Tupuna

The Whānau Ora Unit can also provide support to manage other issues such as asthma, diabetes, nutrition, hearing, tamariki ora/well child and more.


No fees apply.


Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Mokai Pātea Services will be closed for the Christmas period from Friday 24th Dec until Friday 7th January 2022. We will re-open Monday 10th January at 8.30 am. For any matters of emergency please call (06) 388 1156. 

Public Holidays: Closed Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 23 Dec. Closed 24 Dec — 7 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

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Contact Details

130 Hautapu Street
Manawatu-Wanganui 4720

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Street Address

130 Hautapu Street
Manawatu-Wanganui 4720

Postal Address

PO Box 54
Taihape 4720

This page was last updated at 1:04PM on November 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mōkai Pātea Services - Whanau Ora Unit.