• We are a Maori Health Provider offering a Marae Based Health Clinic, Youth & Adult Mental Health Services and Tamariki Ora for the Aoraki rohe (South Canterbury Region)
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  • Our Purpose, To Provide a wide range of integrated services to all Maori and non Maori living within the Arowhenua rohe
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  • We work with; Pepe/Baby, Tamariki/Children, Rakatahi/Adolescents, Whanau/Familes, Kaumatua/Elder Health, Pakeke/Adult Health, Health & Community Agencies
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  • We are a Maori Health Provider for people of all ethnicities & ages.
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Google-Maps-icon Temuka - AWS Health Clinic
Weekdays, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Google-Maps-icon Timaru – Community House
Starting 5 December
Every Tuesday – 9.00am – 4.30pm

Google-Maps-icon Timaru - Te Aitarakihi
Closed until further notice 

Google-Maps-icon Twizel Te Whare Mahana
1st Wednesday of every Month, 12pm - 2pm 

Google-Maps-icon Waimate -  St Johns Rooms
Tuesday, 2pm - 4pm
Thurday, 9am - 12pm

AWS Office - 94 King Street
+64 (03) 615 5180

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Attendance Service providers are contracted by the Ministry to: 

  • Support schools in the management of persistent unjustified absence, after the school has made all reasonable attempts to engage the learner

  • Locate learners who have been absent from school for more than 20 consecutive days without a justified reason, and where appropriate facilitate enrolment in a school or another legal learning environment.

  • Referrals to the Attendance Service are made by schools

  • Provide a responsive proactive service focused on early intervention. 

For information visit - Ministry of Education

The Arowhenua Whanau Services Attendance Advisor covers the Timaru, Mackenzie and Twizel areas.

For the Temuka and Geraldine areas please contact Opihi College and Geraldine High School.


  • Primary Health
  • Tamariki Ora
  • Mental Health
  • Nurse Health Care

Primary Health

The Primary health team will help you with any health issue for those aged 0-100yrs. We provide a full lifestyle and wellbeing approach to your health, as well as supporting you to better understand any health issue. No health question is too big or small or left unanswered. We believe it is your health and you need the tools and knowledge to manage it yourself, we will walk along side you and assist you.


Tamariki Ora

A Registered Nurse with Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Healthcare Specialty Nursing- Well Child/ Tamariki Ora provides a comprehensive Tamariki Ora service to whanau, hapu and iwi. (For all ethnicities)

Your Tamariki Ora nurse provides well child examinations and monitors development and growth of your pepi from 6 weeks up to 5 years of age.


Mental Health

AWS provides support and education to people who have any mild to moderate mental health issues. We support the individual and their whanau in the home, and can also help them with accessing other supports in the community that may be available.



Nurse Health Care

Whānau Ora offers a tailored wrap-around service. Whānau will have a comprehensive assessment to identify their needs, and together we will develop a plan to address those needs and facilitate access to a range of health and social services.


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