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Maatua Whāngai

Social Service, Kaupapa Māori


8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Our vision is to support whānau to determine and develop a positive future with our mission to provide holistic support services to empower and strengthen whānau by following our values with respecting the mana of each person through; empathy, compassion, whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and kotahitanga.


Mary Corbett – General Manager
Ngahuia Corbett – Operations Manager
Christine Corbett - Social Services Team Lead
Sarah Gray – Administrator

Youth Services
Janina Khan - Youth Worker
Tessa Hunt - Youth Worker
Tukairangi Semmens – Youth Worker
Te Hoi Waara – Youth Worker

Te Pae Oranga – Iwi Community Panel
Sarah Cairns – Te Pae Oranga Kaikawekorero
Tania Fitzell – Te Pae Oranga Kaikawekorero
Caroline Taute – Te Pae Oranga Kaikawekorero

Ani Kelly (Whānau Ora)
Jimmy Mihaka (Whānau Ora)
Leia Akroyd (Whānau Ora)
Waea Patu (Whānau Ora)
Fred Haumaha (Whānau Manawaroa)


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

How do I access this service?

Referral, Website / App




8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland 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

Abuse and violence support

Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

Kaupapa Māori

Social work

Wheelchair Access


Travel Directions

We are a 20 minute walk (1.7km) or a 5 minute drive from the main centre of Rotorua town.

Public Transport

We are on the Western Heights via Selwyn Heights bus route number 5


Limited parking on site, please make use of the road for street parking if you are able.



Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

26 Tarewa Road
Rotorua 3010

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Street Address

26 Tarewa Road
Rotorua 3010

This page was last updated at 10:07AM on June 14, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Maatua Whāngai.