‘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.




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 Whakapiki ake te waiora o te whanau

Full Time
Delivering Alcohol & Other Drug / Holistic Counselling

Do you like working with autonomy?  Are you self-directed and creative?  Would you like to work within a kaupapa Maori paradigm for the only Kaupapa Maori Health and Social Service provider on Te Tai Poutini (West Coast of the South Island)?

We are looking for a Qualified and Registered practitioner with experience in the delivery of

  • Holistic Counselling
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling

with a focus on Maori whanau across Te Tai Poutini.

Poutini Waiora is looking for someone who:

  • Holds full registration in DAPAANZ
  • Has excellent inter-personal skills including working in and across teams.
  • Has effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Has the ability to work within a kaupapa Maori paradigm utilising Maori models of care such as Te Whare Tapa Whā and Te Wheke
  • Has the ability to work with whanau on a broad range of issues including grief, family violence and addictions.
  • Is able to self manage timely reporting.
  • Has knowledge of CBT.
  • Knowledge of Te Reo would be an advantage

This is a full time position, but we are open to job sharing.  Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Applications for this position including our application form, cover letter, current CV and evidence of a relevant qualification for the position close on Wednesday 29 August 2018 and are to be emailed to enquiries@poutiniwaiora.co.nz

Please denote Counsellor 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