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He Waka Tapu

He Waka Tapu has a wide range of free programmes and services to help both individuals and the hapori (Community) within the Canterbury region.

 He Waka Tapu has over 100 kaimahi (staff) dedicated towards providing supports and programmes to enrich and develop our people’s lives.

 He Waka Tapu is a Kaupapa Māori organisation based in Ōtautahi (Christchurch) delivering Services to Hakatere (Ashburton) and now Rēkohu/Wharekauri (Chatham Island). Our framework encompasses Tinana (physical well-being), Wairua (spiritual well-being), Hinengaro (mental well-being) and Whānau (family well-being) – Te Whare Tapa Whā module. Our services are a range from Alcohol and other drugs, Family Harm, Whānau Ora and Health services.

 He Waka Tapu offers supports that include;

 Community Services:

  • Alcohol And Drug Individual and/or Group sessions
  • Mauri Ora Experience (Residential treatment programme)
  • Whānau Intensive mahi
  • Navigators
  • Quit smoking
  • Health support
  • Partnership Community Worker
  • Parenting programme
  • Mana Ake
  • Kia Piki Te Ora (Suicide Prevention)

 Integrated Whānau Service:

  • Mandated programme (Tāne and wāhine group sessions)
  • Non-mandated programmes


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He Waka Tapu



0800 439 252 reception@hewakatapu.org.nz


161 Pages Road, Christchurch

“That is what He Waka Tapu is about, sailing towards your destination and the vision that you want to create.”

-- Daryl Gregory (Tainui)