Alcohol & Other Drug Community Services

Ka Awatea 

Ka Awatea was established in 1997 as a Kaupapa Maori Alcohol and Drug Service offering support, assistance and education around the impacts of alcohol and drugs on one's self, one's whanau, hapu, iwi and community at large.

Ka Awatea offers the following treatment options:

  • Community 10 week group programmes which revolve around basic interventions, providing education on problem drinking, drug use and associated behaviours
  • Counselling for individuals seeking intensive intervention
  • Couples counselling for those seeking spousal support

Ka Awatea also offers the opportunity to apply for access to a Raukura Hauora O Tainui men's only residential alcohol and drug treatment facility (Te Ara Hou)

Referral Criteria

Ownership of the way we behave is realigned with the traditional Maori philosophy of wellness and although our work centers on Tikanga practices.  We work with all ethnicities and genders aged 17 yrs and over. There is no cost to the client to access Ka Awatea services and referral to this service maybe via any means including self-referral.

Contact us

For more advice, please contact us to discuss what options are best suited to your requirements. All information is treated as strictly confidential.

Ka Awatea Team Co-ordinator

Phone (09) 263-8040