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Ngāti Porou Hauora - Mental Health & Addictions

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Te Hiringa Matua (Pregnancy and Parenting Service)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Community based support - other, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Maternal mental health - community support, Maternal alcohol & drug addiction



Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Criteria:  Hapu mama, Mama/Whānau with tamariki up to 3 yrs old - with AOD addictions.

Self-referral, whānau referral or service referral

Wananga are held in the various communities around Te Tairāwhiti - you can speak to one of our Mataora for advice, support or for referral.

For more information, please contact:

Jana Hihi
Mataora - Administration
PH: (06) 986 1696

or call into Te Hiringa Matua at 66 Customhouse Street, Gisborne.

Open Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm.

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Te Hiringa Matua provide support for mama, hapu mama and their whānau dealing with drug and alcohol issues using Mahi-a-Atua and matauranga Māori. Our team of Mataora are a mix of social workers and traditional Māori artists providing support through 'wananga' and individual follow up in the community. 

Our wananga include - Purakau (Histories and Story-sharing), Karakia/Waiata (Ancient Prayer/Rituals), Mau rakau (Traditional Māori Weaponary), Taonga Puoro (Traditional Māori Musical Instruments), Nga Mahi a Rehia (Performing Arts), Mirimiri/Romiromi (Traditional Māori Therapies).

Te Hiringa Matua is governed with Hauora Tairāwhiti, Ngāti Porou Hauora, Te Whare Hauora Te Aitanga a Hauiti and Te Hauora O Turanganui a Kiwa Ltd.

Come in for a kōrero with one of the Mataora at 66 Customhouse Street, Gisborne or phone (06) 986 1696 for more information.

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This page was last updated at 10:52AM on June 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Ngāti Porou Hauora - Mental Health & Addictions.