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Arowhenua Whanau Services
Community Groups
92A King Street
Temuka 7920
Postal Address
PO Box 13
Temuka 7948
South Canterbury
03 6155180 -03 6157452
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Arowhenua Whanau Services is a Maori health provider offering FREE health care, to all people in the South Canterbury rohe(region).

Our Services include Primary Healthcare, Mental Health Services, Tamariki ora, Whanau ora at two sites based in Temuka.
We have regular outreach clinics operating in Waimate, Timaru and Twizel.

Arowhenua Whanau Services is free, confidential and culturally safe.

We work with Pepe (baby), Tamariki (children), Rakatahi (Adolescents), Whanau (families), Pakeke (Adult), Kaumatua (Elder), Health and Community agencies.

Referrals to our service can be self, whanau, health professionals, hospital, community agencies, schools and GPs.
Community Group Types
Community Group Types
Community Group TypesStatusDetails
Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts Yes Provide support for rangatahi primary mental health service.
Community Organisations No
Relationship and Counselling Services Yes Provide assistance in accessing counselling services
Fitness and Recreation Yes Promote healthy lifestyles
Links to other sites, e.g. government, health, legal, consumer etc Yes
Kaumatua Services Yes
Updated: 1 Sep 2014
Outreach clinics held at:

Arowhenua Whanau Services Health Clinic, Arowhenua Marae 38 Huirapa Street, Temuka - open Monday to Friday 8.30 - 4.30pm

Te Aitarakihi, Bridge Street, Timaru- weekly Thursday 1-4pm

St Johns Rooms,37 Shearman Street,Waimate - weekly Thursday 9-11am

Te Whare Mahana, Ohau Road, Twizel - 1st Wednesday of month 12-2pm

Our service offer:

Tamariki ora (well child checks)
Community Dietitian
Registered Nurses
Health assessments
Home health visits
Screening & referral
Aukati Kai Paipa (Quit smoking)
Free Cervical smears
Sexual health services
Free contraception
Diabetes checks
Cholesterol checks
Heart checks-CVD risk assessment
Advice on medication
Health education/promotion
Flu / HPV vaccinations
Children’s immunisations
Enduring Illness management
Liaise with patients GP/Patient advocacy
Mental Health assessments
Referral for Mammography
Blood testing
Wart & Verruca removal
Wound dressings
Updated: 1 Sep 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Arowhenua Whanau Services encourages all ethnicity and all ages to visit and register to support and promote healthy whanau ora.

Our two sites:

Main Office (Mental health team, Attendance Advisor, Manager and Administrator based at this site)
92 King Street
Phone: 03 615 5180
Fax: 03 615 5181
Email: admin@aws.health.nz

Arowhenua Health Clinic
Arowhenua Marae, 38 Huirapa Street (Primary Health team based at this site)
P.O Box 13
Phone: 03 6155 7452
Fax: 03 6157 459
Email: admin@aws.health.nz
Updated: 1 Sep 2014
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Maori - Te Reo Yes
Updated: 1 Sep 2014
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Visiting Service Yes Yes Yes Arowhenua Whanau Services are a mobile team who can visit in your home.
Activities/Exercise Programme Yes Yes Yes From time to time Arowhenua Whanau Services can facilitate day exercise programmes, such as the green prescription form and a walking group.
Other Social Support Yes Negotiable Negotiable Arowhenua Whanau Services provides support as required on a case by case basis.
Updated: 1 Sep 2014