Ora Toa Community Health Services

The Ora Toa Community Health Services are based in Takapūwāhia, Porirua and Pōneke


Kia ora, you'll find us at the Ora Toa Health Unit, opposite the Ngāti Toa Rangatira Marae on Ngāti Toa Street in Takapūwāhia. There is wheelchair access parking directly at the front of the main building. We offer a range of free community health services for all people across all ages.  Our vision is that the people we serve will enjoy optimum health and wellbeing.

Open: Mon-Fri 8.30-5pm

Email: oratoa@ngatitoa.iwi.nz

EDI: oratoahu

Fax: 04 237 0111

For general enquiries please call: 04 237 0110

Services Manager: Te Iringa Davies

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Services Available 

Our staff can help with: 

  • Diabetes Management
  • Asthma and other Respiratory Illness
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessments
  • Cervical and Breast Screening support
  • Smoking Cessation Support 
  • Childhood and Influenza Vaccinations
  • Youth Workshops
  • Advocacy and Support at Specialist Appointments
  • Injury Prevention
  • Whānau Ora Services
  • Kaiārahi Service
  • Employment Innovation


If you think you might benefit from joining one of our groups, feel free to come along on the day or contact our office for more information.  Our group sessions include:

  • Kaumātua Group meets weekly 
  • Diabetes Group meets monthly
  • Respiratory Group meets monthly
  • Arthritis Group meets monthly
  • Rangatahi / Youth Groups
  • Tamariki / Parents Groups
  • Mahere Ora and Diabetes Workshops
  • Antenatal sessions


  • Hearing Van
  • B4 School Checks
  • Ear Suctioning Service
  • Podiatry

Kaiārahi SERVICE:

Kaiārahi walk alongside and empower whānau Māori to develop plans, set goals, support them to achieve their intended outcomes and document their success along the way. An important part of their role is to navigate whānau access to health and social services. Kaiārahi build strong relationships of trust and confidence with whānau and have an ongoing relationship.

employment innovation:

New free project in Porirua to support  Māori youth 18-24 years to become work ready.

This is a collaborative initiative between Ora Toa and Te Roopu Awhina ki Porirua.

Our aim is to support individuals to develop a set of transferable skills, knowledge, understanding and personal attributes to increase their employability, and resilience.

Individuals will work one on one with their kaimahi  to develop a plan, get clarity on their career choice and goals. 

This may include:

  • Driver licensing
  • Personal I.D 
  • First Aid Certificates
  • C.V development

This is for motivated youth that are not currently engaged in education or employment.

This programme runs until 30 June 2019.