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Lakes DHB Kia Wana Lakes Baby

Public Service, Paediatrics


Kia Wana Lakes Baby Service aims to provide a maternal and child health co-ordination service that acts as a single point of entry for all health providers and whānau. This intergrated approach allows easy access to services and collaboration amoungst key providers so that, together, we are able to provide high quality care to all women within the Lakes Region.

Our services include:


Breastfeeding support is provided by our lactation consultants. 

In Tūrangi, we run a breastfeeding support group at Awhi House every Tuesday. This group provides information and support or just the opportunity to hang out with some awesome mums who are trying to give their young ones a great start in life. The group is supported by a lactation consultant.

Find a Midwife Service

Our team can help you to find a midwife.

Safe Sleep

Our team provide information and support to keep your baby safe for every sleep. 

Hapu Wananga

Are you hapu and preparing for a new pēpi? Come and enjoy a two day wananga about antenatal and parenting information with the whole whānau. Look forward to laughs, fun, yummy kai and free giveaways.

Social Support Co-ordination (Rotorua)

In Rotorua, our co-ordination service can help you to access other services, for wrap-around support. We can help to enrol women with a GP or LMC, help enrol baby into WCTO or a GP, provide information on other services, make pathways visible and facilitate referrals.

Referral Expectations

Please contact us if you have any questions about our services.

We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from GPs/Primary Care, Lead Maternity Carer (LMC/Midwife), Community Providers and others. 

Call 0800 LAKES BABY (0800 525 372) or please send referrals by email to 

Note - whānau can also register for services via our Facebook page.


New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.


Christmas Hours
21st - 24th December Open
25th - 28th December Closed
29th - 31st December Open (by appointment only)
1st - 4th January Closed
5th - 8th January  Open (by appointment only)

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