Manawa Ora

Manawa Ora is a FREE service that supports whānau with tamariki to create warmer, drier, healthier homes. Manawa Ora can provide:

  • insulation
  • curtains
  • carpets or rugs
  • heating
  • beds and bedding

If you have a Community Services Card, and you are pregnant or have children under 5, you may be eligible.

Talk to the following people about making a referral for you:

  • Doctor
  • Midwife or Lead Maternity Carer
  • Your ward nurse (if you have recently been in hospital)
  • Public health nurse
  • Family Start or social worker
  • Plunket nurse or Tamariki Ora nurse
  • School sore throat swabbing provider.

Manawa Ora can help regardless of your housing situation – whether you live in their own home, a rental or Housing New Zealand house, or need help to find a home.

For referrers

All referrals go to Manaia PHO as the ‘hub’, and are usually processed within two to three days.

After that, a community health worker / kaimahi from one of the seven Whanau Ora providers across Northland will contact the family, visit them in their home, and complete a comprehensive housing assessment. This will identify what housing interventions can be provided to make the home warmer and drier.

Here are the information sheets and referral form for making a referral to Manawa Ora:

Information sheet for referring agencies
Information Sheet – for whanau/families
Referral form for health and social services – pdf
Referral form for health and social services – doc

For more information contact:

Manawa Ora Regional Coordinator

(09) 438 1015 or 021 415 665

Email: manawaora@manaiapho.co.nz