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Sexual Harm Service, Kaupapa Māori



Kāupapa Māori counselling and support for those who have experienced rape or sexual abuse.

Ages: All ages

Region: Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi


We offer confidential counselling and support for:

  • Physical, emotional and psychological trauma as a result of rape or sexual abuse
  • Trauma due to life-threatening events such as violence, illness or accidents 
  • Advocacy and support when reporting to Police, court processes, seeking legal and/or medical advice
  • Police diversion support and counselling

We are committed to Kaupapa Māori values and practices.

Counselling services are FREE

Other services:

Te Rito o te Whānau - 6 week programme that builds great families 

Tamariki Kaha & Rangatahi Kaha - 10 week programme aimed at strengthening children and youth

Visit our website for more information.

How to Access:

Phone (06) 878 4185 

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Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


No fees apply


Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed 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), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (21 Oct), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Support and counselling

Sexual harm - Kaupapa Māori services

Abuse and violence


Basic needs

Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori

Social work

Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access



Hawkes Bay

Contact Details

  • Helpline

    0800 1 WHĀNAU (0800 1 942 628)

  • Trauma & Abuse

    027 505 5455


116 Queen Street East
Hawke's Bay 4122

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Street Address

116 Queen Street East
Hawke's Bay 4122

Postal Address

116 Queen Street East

This page was last updated at 4:00PM on August 6, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Āwhina Whānau Services.