Whakatū Marae

Whakatū Marae provides Whānau Ora services, including smoking cessation advise, Whānau Ora Navigation, Counselling, comprehensive social work.


Whakatū Marae also provides education and support to whānau living without violence, in conjunction with Ministry of Social Development. Our kaimahi work alongside whānau with complex needs, drawing primarily upon Māori models of practice. The use of cultural values, such as whakapapa, tikanga, wairua, tapu, mauri, and mana, have the potential to influence wellbeing in whānau relationships, transform behaviours and provide alternatives to lifestyle. Using these imperatives can guide transformative practices and inform strategies for whānau and whānau wellbeing. They can also be seen as protective factors within whānau, hapū and iwi.