About Us

Kakakura Health Services is a Kaupapa Māori Health & Social Services Agency providing needs assessment, community support, residential and respite services.  

We embody two Kāi Tahu whakataukī.   

The first is associated with our tohu /logo (the parrot), sacred to the takata whenua (people of the land): “Ka rere te manu, mauri ora!” - “When the bird flies, life is abundant!” 

One of our aims at Kakakura is to assist people in bringing balance and wellness to their lives.   

The second whakataukī is the base value underlying the purpose and operations of KakakuraAroha provides the whanaukataka within the internal structure, ensuring mutual respect in all activities: “Aroha ki te takata!” - “Love and hospitality to all!”  

We are committed to extending the philosophy and practice of “Aroha ki te takata” to all takata whaiora (clients), manuhiri (visitors) and kaimahi (staff). 


  • Kaiāwhina a Rohe/Whānau Ora - Community Support Assistance
  • Kāika Whaiora - Community Based Residential
  • Toiora Arotake - Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (Invercargill)


Phone: Christchurch (03) 379 7200 Invercargill (03) 217 4140
Physical Address:
90 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

26 Qeens Dr, Invercargill
Te Wai Pounamu