About Us

Ngā Kākano Foundation is a mana whenua owned and operated organisation established in 1986 by our kuia Piatarihi Kihirini (Tapuika, Tūhourangi, Ngā Pōtiki, Ngāti Pūkenga) focused on empowering rangatahi through the teaching of traditional tribal history, the pursuit of knowledge and excellence. 

Since then Ngā Kākano Foundation has expanded, providing health and social services to whānau/families living in the Te Puke District. Today Ngā Kākano Foundation provides a comprehensive range of community based health services.


  • GP Services 

  • Rangatahi Youth Service 

  • Tamariki Child Health Services 

  • Whānau Ora 

  • Koroua and Kuia Services 

  • Mental Health and Addiction Services 

  • Diabetes Education and Management 

  • Respiratory and Asthma Support Service.


Phone: (07) 573 0660
Physical Address:
50 Jellicoe St
Te Puke