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Whakatū Marae currently provides Whānau Ora services, including smoking cessation advise, Whānau Ora Navigator, Counselling, comprehensive social work services for whānau in the area of at risk tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau living within the Nelson, Richmond, Tapawera and Motueka districts.  Further to this Whakatū Marae provide education and support to whanau living without violence, in conjunction with Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Justice and the Department of Corrections.

Our kaimahi work alongside whānau with complex needs, drawing primarily upon Māori models of practice.

​The use of cultural values, such as whakapapa, tikanga, wairua, tapu, mauri, and mana, have the potential to influence wellbeing in whānau relationships, transform behaviours and provide alternatives to lifestyle.  Using these imperatives can guide transformative practices and inform strategies for whānau and whānau wellbeing.  They can also be seen as protective factors within whānau, hapū and iwi.


99 Atawhai Drive
Nelson 7010
Whakatū Marae is located between Founders Park and Miyazu Japanese Gardens, the office and services are located in the long building next to Founders Park, at the far end of the long veranda.

Postal Address:
PO Box 124


(03) 546 9097 - Phone/Fax

Other Phone

(0800) whaka2 - Freephone


Katiana Maaka
[email protected]

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Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm

Whakatu Marae Atawhai Drive

Whakatu Marae Atawhai Drive, Atawhai, Nelson, New Zealand

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