‘Whakapiki ake te waiora o te whanau’

Maori Health and Social Services

Welcome to Poutini Waiora - a Maori Health and Social Service provider that delivers holistic care to whanau across Te Tai O Poutini. Established 21 years ago, the service is primarily mobile with kaimahi visiting whanau in their homes or other appropriate settings across the West Coast.

What we do

Community based nursing along with social services and counselling.

Meet the Team

Learn more about the team at Poutini Waiora, their roles and contact details.

How to Refer

If you think we are the organisation to help you please send us a referral.

About Poutini Waiora

Poutini Waiora are a kaupapa Maori organisation ensuring whanau are central to all decision making in order to support goals and aspirations under the umbrella of ‘whanau ora’.

Therefore the way in which services are delivered to whanau are based on Tikanga and underpinned by the values embedded in manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, rangatiratanga and wairuatanga.

Our main office is based in Hokitika, with two sub-offices – one in Mawhera and the other in Kawatiri. We also provide a disability day programme in Hokitika.

What's Coming Up





Mama and Pepi Kaimahi

part time permanent

covering Grey / Westland Districts


Poutini Waiora is the only Maori health and social service provider specialising in the provision of whanau ora services across Te Tai O Poutini.


Poutini Waiora is seeking an experienced and suitably qualified person to undertake the role of Mama and Pepi Kaimahi contributing to “at risk” women’s emotional health and wellbeing supporting positive outcomes for them and their babies.  The service provided is intensive with a particular focus on Maori women and other “at risk” high needs women and their whanau including pregnant teens and other pregnant women with multiple disadvantages. 


You will work in partnership with LMC’s, Midwifes, and Neo-natal and GP services.  Of note you will work closely alongside the Poutini Waiora Tamariki Ora RN to ensure a continuity of service to mama, pepi and whanau.   You will work collaboratively with other social service providers across Te Tai O Poutini. 


You need a strong knowledge of maternal mental health development for infants including attachment, alongside knowledge of health inequalities with a focus on reducing those through evidenced outcomes.


You will need either a relevant health or social work qualification for this role.  You need to be super organised with a proven track record of success.


This is a part time 22 hours role and applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.


Applications for this position including the application form, cover letter, current CV and evidence of a relevant qualification for the position close on 28 June 2018 and are to be emailed to enquiries@poutiniwaiora.co.nz


Please denote Mama and Pepi Kaimahi in the subject line.


Community Day Programme Kaiawhina / Carer (Casual), Hokitika


Poutini Waiora runs a community day programme for people with intellectual, physical and / or sensory disabilities.  Day programmes assist integration of service users into the community, enable regular meaningful social contact and improve their personal skills through provision of stimulating activities.


Are you flexible, reliable with empathy, patience and a sense of humour? We may have an opportunity for you.  We are seeking a casual worker to fill in for staff leave.


To enquire further please contact Sam at Poutini Waiora, phone 03 755 6572.

Hokitika Office

17 Sewell Street
Hokitika, 7810
Free Call: 0800 333 170
Tel: (03) 755 6572
Fax: (03) 755 6578