‘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.


Whakapiki ake te waiora o te whanau




Whakapiki ake te waiora o te whanau

Poutini Waiora Offices are currently closed and kaimahi working from home. 

If you or someone you know

  • travelled outside of NZ in the last 14 days;
  • has a sore throat; fever; cough; shortness of breath
  • has been in close contact with a  suspected or confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Call Healthline, Freephone 0800 358 5453

You our whanau are still important to us.  If you are needing to remain home and need awhi getting groceries, prescriptions or getting to the doctors please contact:
 Shelley - phone 027 438 4652 who will co-ordinator any awhi you require

Any calls that come through to 03 755 6572 or 0800 333 170 will also be transferred through to Shelley to be co-ordinatored.

Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui


Hokitika Office

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