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Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri

Sexual Harm Service, Kaupapa Māori


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Crisis Support Services for anyone that has been sexually or physically abused.

Ages: 5yrs to 65+

Region: Far North - Mangamuka North to Cape Reinga, Hokianga to Kaeo


Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri is a Kaupapa Māori service providing crisis support services to anyone that has been sexually violated/abused.  This includes:

  • Crisis social work support
  • Face-to-face sessions 
  • Advocacy - support and assistance if reporting to the Police, assistance with court preparation or any other social supports/needs that are required
  • Support transitioning through to either ACC services or any other support service for care and recovery following sexual violence.

Other services we provide:

Social work - support for whānau by upholding Kaupapa Māori values and practices and any other intervention and assistance that is required for whānau to overcome issues, trauma or hurts in order for them to become the best that they can be for future generations.

Domestic or family violence support - we work through issues with whānau delivering the following programmes:
  • Non-violence
  • Safety
  • Re-building relationships
  • Whānau reconciliations

Parenting programmes - for whānau that focusses on their tamariki wellbeing, safety, protection and nurturing.

All services are FREE

How to Access:

In a crisis call Kaitaia (09) 408 3305  OR  022 657 5389

For after hours assistance call 022 657 5389

Call the office (09) 408 3305 or come in and speak to one of our staff.



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

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Referral, Walk in


Nil charges, services free


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For After Hours assistance call 022 657 5389

Office is closed on public holidays.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Northland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided

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

  • Immediate help
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Support and counselling

Sexual harm - Kaupapa Māori services

Abuse and violence support

  • Elder abuse
  • Counselling
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Referral to specialist services

Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

3 Mission Place
Northland 0410

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3 Mission Place
Northland 0410

This page was last updated at 3:28PM on February 9, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Whare Ruruhau O Meri.