To compliment our health services, we have a trained staff member to provide confidential financial management advice as well as a Social Worker for advocacy support. Also available is a Kaimanaaki to help support mums with children under 5 to engage and/or enrol in a local available pre-school.

These health and social team members are dedicated to helping our whanau and communities to become more empowered and therefore stronger.


Budgeting support offers: Free budgeting advice, advocacy support with other agencies or services (WINZ, IRD, HNZ, Ministry of Justice, Baycorp, Local clinics and chemists, Archibald Motors, and more), confidentiality and discretion, budgeting education, budgeting and savings plans.

A budget plan is a financial plan to help families into financial freedom. It involves helping people understand how to best manage any income, talking with creditors, understanding the importance of financial discipline, creating and maintaining a financial plan that allows value to everyday life, and also to realise the importance of setting goals.


Bella Nathan –

Health Promotion

Funded By: 

Korikori-A-Iwi [KKAI] – Minisitry of Health

Inter-Sectoral Community Action Health [ICAH] – Northland DHB

Our mahi, is to work within the community to promote health messages and healthy lifestyles, as well as organising activities and events which incorporate the following aspects: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Quit Smoking and Breastfeeding, and can also include social, spiritual and emotional aspects of our wellbeing.


[KKAI] – Kimberley Blucher –

[ICAH] – Maquita Lia –


Funded By: Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

Charlotte provides a variety of support such as:

  • Facilitated hui – build strong relationships of trust and confidence with whānau and have an ongoing relationship.
  • Navigation services – Finding the right service provider for whānau to access health and social services that are available for their specific needs.
  • Advocacy – For Work and Income NZ or Health and Wellbeing
  • Support – Build strong relationships of trust and confidence with whānau
  • Planner – To walk alongside whānau to develop plans, set goals, support them to achieve their intended outcomes and document their success along the way.

Charlotte takes her responsibility very seriously, and your confidence in her role is paramount to her practice. Any enquiries, questions or information disclosed or given is classified and confidential.


Charlotte Tahitahi-Matiu –

Kaimahi Pumau

Tomo Campbell will work alongside priority whanau to develop plans, support them to achieve their outcomes and continue to work alongside them over time.  Which can include:

  • Provide social service support to whanau that empowers and affirms their strengths and needs and aspirations
  • Whanau assessments and develop whanau intervention plans with goals
  • Counselling
  • Plan programmes or activities that encourage whanau engagement and participation

Whanau will be treated with respect and dignity in all aspects of support, and that information shared will be treated with confidentiality .


Tomasina Cambell –

Te Puarangi

This programme is a first for Whakawhiti Ora Pai and a first for the community. The programme is about taking a positive approach to address challenges

including addiction and supporting and enabling whanau on their wellbeing journey.


Arby Larsen –

Community Connector

Funded by: Ministry of Social Development

Te Kao Clinic – Mondays, Fridays

Te Hapua Clinic – Wednesdays

Pukenui Clinic – Thursdays

  • Advocate with all types of agencies and services
  • Appointments – Support to book and attend appointments
  • Connect to services – Referrals made to other support
  • services and agencies
  • Letters and Documents – Explain letters and documents
  • Information – Source information to help to make informed decisions
  • Assist and support for those impacted by Covid-19


Reno Tahitahi-Matiu – or 0800 TRY WOP (879 967) ext 224

Sera Murray – or 0800 TRY WOP (879 967) ext 229