Regional Support


Through Te Au, the 1000 Maori Homes project supports Whānau Champions through training and resources to work closely with whānau to reduce the risk of suicide.


Regional Community Support Groups

  1. Database (In development)
  2. Māori Suicide Prevention Initiatives – Community Fund

national co-ordinator for Te Au

The current national co-ordinator for Te Au is: Tio Sewell


Phone: 022 657 9615

Ka Piki Te Ora

Māori suicide prevention services are located in nine regions: South Auckland; Northland (Whangarei & Kaitaia);  Rotorua; Napier;  Opotoki; Whanganui; Christchurch & Invercargill.

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa 
Email  |  07 346 2795 
16 Mathews Ave, Kaitaia

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao
Email  |  07 346 2795
1274 Fenton Street, Rotorua

Ngā Tai o Te Awa 
Email  |  06 348 9902 
142 Guyton St, Whanganui

Ngāti Hine Health Trust 
Email  |  0800 737 573 
5 Walton St, Whangārei

Te Aho Hou Trust 
Email  |  07 315 6266 
38 King Street, Opotiki

He Waka Tapu 
03 373 8150  |  03 381 3207 FAX 
161 Pages Road, Christchurch

Raukura Hauora o Tainui 
Email  |  07 846 1389 
S102A, The Base, Maahanga Drive, Hamilton

Kupenga Hauora Ahuriri 
Email  |  06 835 1840 
5 Sale Street, Napier

Ngā Kete Matauranga Pounamu 
Email  |  0800 925 242 
​92 Spey Street, Invercargill

District Health Boards

There are 20 DHBs in New Zealand, each DHB has a suicide prevention and postvention plan and staff  are appointed to provide suicide prevention and postvention coordination roles.  Please contact your local DHB for information.

Ngā Hoa Mahi / Partners

Te Au, the suicide prevention centre within Te Rau Ora, works with various groups and organisations to support a wide reach of communities to improve whānau wellness, resilience and strength.  With an emphasis on reducing and eliminating suicide in Māori communities, Te Au’s focus is to encourage organisations and community groups to work together for whānau well-being.    

Some of the groups and organisations working alongside Te Au (and Te Rau Ora) include:

Te Waka Hourua

Le Va: FLO For Life

Ministry of Health

Suicide Prevention Leadership Group

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