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Community Involvement

Kawerau is renowned for its friendliness and community spirit. Both are reflected in the wide range of services and community groups active in the town.

Heartland Services
Strengthening Families

Whakatane Hospital & Regional Community Services
Koru Chiropractic Clinic
Safe Kawerau Kids Injury Prevention Project
Eastbay REAP
Parents As First Teachers
Kawerau & Districts Neighbourhood Support Trust
Tuwharetoa Ki Kawerau
Kawerau Lions Club
Rotary Club of Kawerau
Kawerau Blue Light

Heartland Services

Heartland Services is located in the KEA building, 60 Onslow St, Kawerau. Phone (07) 323 8608


Plunket provides well child services. It supports the health and well-being of families and children aged up to five.

Services offered

Clinic phone: (07) 323 8201

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Strengthening families

Strengthening families is a way for agencies to work together more effectively with families. This will only happen with family consent. Families decide:

Co-ordinator contact details: phone: (07) 323 8605

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Whakatane Hospital and regional community services

Kawerau clinic
Phone: (07) 323 1132
Fax: (07) 323 8217

We provide the following services to the Kawerau community:

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Safe Kawerau Kids Injury Prevention (SKIP) project

Phone (07) 323 8605
SKIP's purpose is to implement programmes to reduce unintentional injuries for children 0-14 years.

SKIP provides a car seat rental scheme.
SKIP's current targets:

Eastbay REAP

He Poutoko Matauranga
Phone: (07) 323 8605
Fax: (07) 323 8607

REAP provides and supports projects in the early childhood, schools and adult and community sectors.

We respond to communities learning needs including:

Call in and discuss how we can help meet your learning needs

In addition, REAP provides public access to:

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Parents as first teachers (PAFT)

Phone: (07) 323 8605 or (07) 323 7392
Fax: (07) 323 8607

PAFT offers free, practical, effective help to families in the following ways:

Kawerau and districts Neighbourhood Support Trust

Phone: (07) 323 6613

Neighbourhood Support is a programme aimed at community safety. Our aims:

We work in partnership with:

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Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau

Health, education and social services

Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau is in Islington Street, Kawerau. Its kaupapa is to provide quality health education and social services within the rohe o Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau that reflect Te Wairua (Spirit), Te Hinengaro (mind), Te Tinana (body) and Te Whanau (family). Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau offers:

For further general information phone (07) 323 8025
Crisis numbers phone 0800 527 4747 (Hauora) or 0800 200 664 (FS)

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Rotary Club of Kawerau

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

The Rotary Club of Kawerau was formed in 1960 and the Charter meeting was held on June 10, 1961, with 24 foundation members.

Rotarians meet twice a month for fellowship and interesting and informative programmes dealing with topics of local and global interest.

The Kawerau Club meets at 5.30pm each 1st and 3rd Wednesday, at "Jive Cafe", at the traffic lights, Kawerau. The meeting begins at 6pm. Typically the meeting finishes about 7.30pm.

Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange projects that improve people's lives at a local and international level.

Rotary in Kawerau provides an opportunity to participate in:

For further information go to or contact:

President 2016-17

Brian Faulkner
Phone (07) 308 8524

President 2017-18

Kevin O'Connor



John Brierley
Phone: (07) 323 7458






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Kawerau Blue Light

Blue Light is a Police initiative designed to:

This is achieved by organising and running a variety of supervised cultural, social, sporting and educational activities in an alcohol-, drug- and violence-free environment.

The programmes Kawerau Blue Light Trust has introduced have built positive relationships among young people, their parents and the wider community. Police believe the Kawerau Blue Light Trust activities have contributed to a reduction in juvenile offending.

For further information contact:

Blue Light, Jellicoe Court, Kawerau
Ph: (07) 323 6603

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