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Raukawa Charitable Trust - Mental Health and Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Waka Taua Wellness Programme

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD)



Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

You can gain access to this service by:

  • Self-referral by walking in and making enquiries at Raukawa Charitable Trust offices in Tokoroa, Putāruru, Matamata and Te Awamutu
  • Free phone 0800 728 5292

Who might benefit from the programme:

Male youth aged up to 20 years who live in Tokoroa, Putāruru, Tīrau, Matamata, Te Awamutu, Cambridge or surrounding rural areas.

What the programme is about

  • A professional health care programme with a tikanga Māori approach which delivers an extensive wellness programme and marae based wānanga to male youth who have alcohol and other drug dependencies or related problems.
  • We aim to encourage and raise awareness with a dual focus on tikanga Māori values and kaupapa Māori wellness activities.
  • We provide holistic health promotion and therapeutic assessment and interventions for individuals incorporating a whānau approach.

A look into the programme

  • We are a mobile service, which means our whānau workers will come to visit you at your home and provide transport to wānanga.
  • Our service is delivered as a 10 weekend marae based wānanga which are drug and alcohol free. Participants are encouraged to maintain the tikanga of the programme wherever they may be.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:38PM on July 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Raukawa Charitable Trust - Mental Health and Addiction Services.