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    Originates from kia kaha, au kaha - Unite, bind together

    Two men engaged in lashing, would say "kia kaha" so he pushed the line through and then as both pulled together the other would say "au kaha" (Beattie 1920b)

    A good phrase to encourage people to unite and bind/work together


    Aukaha provide a range of whānau / family health services and clinics to the greater Otago community.

    Aukaha also acts as a stand-alone consultancy assisting with resource management and consent processes.

    Procedures / Treatments

    • Kaupapa Māori
    • Whanau Ora
    • Te Kakano / Health Clinics

      Te Kakano / Health Clinics  - our health clinics are held in Oamaru, Moeraki, Alexandra, Karitane, Dunedin and Milton. 
      Clinics are facilitated by a Nurse Practitioner who is able to provide FREE primary health care including prescribing, referral to diagnostic services such as radiology and ultrasound and prompt referral into secondary specialist services. We also provide the following services:

      • Tamariki and Rangatahi health care
      • Cervical screening
      • Sexual health / pregnancy testing / contraception advice
      • Weight monitoring / green prescription / referral to dietitian
      • Blood sugar and blood pressure checks
      • Cardiovascular, diabetes and respiratory screening
      • Spirometry (lung function tests)
      • Chronic disease support
      • Free podiatry at selected clinics

      You can contact us by:
      Phone: (03) 974 6871


    • Tumai Ora Whānau Services

      Tumai Ora Whānau Services provide whānau ora services to all of the community across East and North Otago. Our focus is to ensure existing health professionals and providers are available and that Māori are assisted to better utilise the services that are available.

      Services are located at:
      Waikouaiti Events Centre
      Main Road 

      You can contact us by: 
      Phone: (03) 465 7651 or 0800 636 8240
      Post: PO Box 446, Dunedin 9054

    • He Ara Hou Whanau Service

      He Ara Hou Whanau Service is available in the Dunedin, Eastern and Northern parts of our Otago community.

      The focus of the He Ara Hou service is to coordinate and/or facilitate activities, services and opportunities to support the aspirations of whanau, enabling whanau to be more self-managing and responsible for their economic, cultural and social development and wellbeing.

      You can contact us by:
      Phone: (03) 974 6871

      or by contacting one of the Kaiwhakatere:
      Maria: 027 958 5499
      Terry: 027 224 5533


    All services are free to access to New Zealand residents