By: Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Accommodation, Mental Health, Social Services

All our services are non-clinical and involve appropriate support for Tangata Whaiora at their differing levels of need. Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi provides five core support services:


This consists of three whare (houses), all within the Waitemata DHB region of Auckland. Tangata Whaiora who have been diagnosed have their needs assessed and are placed according to their requirements into a whare.

Once placed in a whare, Tangata Whaiora are provided ongoing external clinical treatment and support through their clinical teams.

All three whare are staffed with culturally aware mental health professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Our Accommodation Packages seek to address one of the biggest issues that Tangata Whaiora identify as a barrier to their successful recovery and wellness journey - high quality and accessible accommodation.

This is a service that supports the transition from Residential Supported Rehabilitation services into flatting arrangements with a level of support that makes community integration an easier prospect. After working through planned goals and milestones within the Accommodation Package flatting arrangement, Tangata Whaiora will move into fully independent living in the community.


These are comprehensive, individualised services for Tangata Whaiora and their families based on the principle of recovery.

Referrals to the two teams, Nga Parirau and Nga Poupou, offering these services come mainly through the clinical services offered by MOKO Services (Maori Mental Health - WDHB service) and Maioha Tupuranga (Maori Mental Health - ADHB service). We also take referrals from other Community Mental Health Centres in the Auckland area.

Services provided in the package may include:

  • Connecting with kaupapa Maori.
  • Facilitating access to cultural support, hapu and Iwi services.
  • Whakawhanaungatanga.
  • Whanau healing and resolution.
  • Accommodation.
  • Facilitating work and education activities.
  • Facilitating improved social networks and relationships.
  • Facilitating the development of life skills.
  • Support and encouragement for self medication and wellness.
  • Assistance with finances.
  • Providing support and encouragement with personal care and physical health.
  • Development of self-advocacy skills.
  • Facilitating access to key government and community social agencies e.g. Housing New Zealand, Work and Income, employment and recreation services.
  • Supporting the clinical service role in managing mental health and treatment needs.


The Iwi Support service is for Tangata Whaiora wishing to continue on at home with their Whanau. Mental Health professionals will visit these homes and provide a services including cultural support, needs assessment and liaising with external services as required, such as the clinical community teams from the DHB.

Currently we have 60 Tangata Whaiora and whanau using this service. Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi works closely with Community Mental Health Centres in providing this service to Tangata Whaiora living in the central Auckland region that is serviced by Auckland DHB.


Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi Charitable Trust provides a subsidised rental housing service in West and Central Auckland. One and two bedroom units are available for rent to people experiencing a mental health status and/or are experiencing social or economic need. The two bedroom units are available for small family households – including couples or for people willing to share.

The Trust will give priority to people who have:

  • A mental health status.
  • A low income.
  • A community mental health centre key worker and support worker.
  • Urgent needs.

The trust will also prioritise applications for people who are:

  • Currently liaising with a community mental health team and social services.
  • Using budgeting services.
  • Unable to afford market rents.
Upon receiving your application for Social Housing we will confirm that you are on a waiting list and update you on your application's progress.

Keywords: Accommodation, Mental Health, Social Services

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