Waipareira is an Urban Māori Authority that has been serving the west Auckland community since 1984. We offer advocacy, thought leadership and services that encompass Justice, Social Service, Education and Health. As a nationally and internationally recognised provider, we offer whānau pathways ensuring that they are at the centre of what we do. This unique approach, shaped by Te Ao Māori, empowers whānau to choose their own direction and outcomes.
Whanau House, in the heart of Henderson, is a one-stop service shop. Located across from the West City Mall, Whanau House houses a GP clinic, pharmacy, physiotherapists, Smile Dental, an acupuncturist and Waitemata DHB secondary services, along with the Waipareira services and staff.
Whanau House is also home to Te Pou Matakana, the North Island Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency, Maori Public Health provider Hapai Te Hauora, Drake Personnel and a Ministry of Social Development.
Across from Whanau House, on the Corner of Catherine Street, is the Waipareira IT Hub – Whanau Tahi. Whanau Tahi is owned by Waipareira and develops software and IT solutions.
Waipareira is governed by a Board of Community representatives. The Chair is Raymond Hall. Waipareira is fortunate to have at the helm CEO John Tamihere, who is connected personally to the west – where he was born and bred – and politically, serving six years as a MP and Cabinet Minister.
While delivering whanau services and support to the west is at the core of Waipareira, the organisation also advocates strongly on behalf of the community we serve.