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Kaupapa Māori services

Better health, better lives, whānau ora

Ka tangi te tītī,
Ka tangi te kākā,
Ka tangi te hoki ko au,
Tihei mauri ora.

Tēnā koutou e ngā karangatanga maha, he mihi nui tēnei ki a koutou me kī ngā rangatira o tēnā o tēnā, anei mātou he tautoko i a koutou i runga i tēnei huarahi me kī huarahi Hauora, nō reira tēnā koutou, tena koutou, arā tēnā tātou katoa.

Improving the health of Māori across the southern district is a priority across the Southern health system, by ensuring that Māori are able to access timely, appropriate, responsive and effective health care.

The Māori Health Directorate is committed to providing care and support that is both accessible and culturally acceptable to Māori. Teams work alongside specialist services to ensure the successful transition is achieved for Māori returning home from hospital care or into community care services. The culture and philosophy of the Māori Health Directorate is to provide services of choice to Māori and non-Māori.

The Māori Health Directorate consists of four secondary care specialised teams:

Te Huinga Tahi (Māori Health Unit) / Physical Care - Southland  
Te Huinga Tahi is situated in the Community Services Building on the Southland Hospital site. Phone 03 218 1949 extn 48309 to make an appointment or speak to Te Huinga Tahi.

Te Ara Hauora (Māori Liaison Services) / Physical Care - Otago 
Te Ara Hauora is situated in the Whānau Room on the ground floor of Dunedin Hospital. Open 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday, phone 03 4740999 ext 8649 pager 6691 to make an appointment or speak to Te Ara Hauora.

Te Korowai Hou Ora / Māori Mental Health - Southland
Te Korowai Hou Ora is situated at the Southland Hospital. Open 8.00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, phone 03 214 5786 or 0800 443366 to make an appointment or speak to Te Korowai Hauora.

Te Oranga Tonu Tanga / Māori Mental Health - Otago 
Te Oranga Tonu Tanga is situated at Te Taiahoaho on the Wakari hospital site. Open 8.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, phone 03 474 0999 extn. 5510 to make an appointment or speak to Te Oranga Tonu Tanga. 

There are a wide range of kaupapa Māori health providers across the Southern district, providing health advice, mental health and addictions support, and connections with social agencies to support you.