Te Ara Hou Alcohol and Other Drug Residential

Te Ara Hou is a dedicated kaupapa Maori alcohol and other drug service located in Weymouth, Counties Manukau. The purpose of this service is encapsulated in the following service mission statement: Ko Te Ara Hou te huarahi ki te oranga, whaia hei hurahi ki te hou oranga. Te Ara Hou is a pathway to wellness, pursue the new pathway and you will find total wellness The core aim of the service is to help clients who have alcohol and other drug addictions, to overcome their addiction and choose a better lifestyle for themselves and their whaanau. The programme offered at Te Ara Hou is a 26 week residential programme modeled on a Maori world-view (kaupapa Maori) Model of Practice named Te Toi o Matariki (the "awakening"). Te Toi Matariki works on the concepts that in order to realise your need to make change, one must understand who they are as an individual, then as Maori, then their cultural value base. Te Ara Hou also provides peer support to whaanau members who have be

Service Type

Advocacy/Peer Support, Aftercare, Assessment, Community Detox (Home), Day Programme, Groups, Individual Counselling, Residential (Intensive), Screening (Brief Intervention), Social Detox (Residential), Support Groups, Supported Accommodation, Whanau / Family Group


Asian, Family/Whanau/Significant Other, Generic Adult, Kaupapa Maori, Other, Pacific



Not Catered For

Referrals with a history of sexual offending Females Acceptance of referral made following assessment

Available To

Services All DHBs

Referral Method

Self, GP, Assessment Agency, Other Agency, Helpline





Therapeutic Approach

Therapeutic, Kaupapa Maori, Strengths-based

Contact Information

09 267 2899

8.30am - 5.00pm