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Māui Clinic @ South City

The clinic is a collaboration between Purapura Whetu and the CDHB (Canterbury District Health Board).

As of Thursday 28 July 2022: Māui Clinic are now administering Flu Vaccination!

Check your eligibility to receive the Influenza Vaccination for free here.

Make a booking for you and your whānau to be vaccinated against Influenza and COVID-19 at South City Shopping Centre.

Book here for your Covid-19 vaccination!

COVID-19 Update

What you need to know

Purapura Whetu continues to operate under as below.

  • We are accepting new referrals.
  • Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street, 160 Woodham Road and the Phillipstown Community Hub are open, as well as our Māui Clinic.
  • Our staff can support whānau via face to face, phone, and video calling.
  • Our free helpline 0800 4 WHETU is available Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.

If you visit our sites, please follow these guidelines.

  • Stay at home if you are unwell and get advice from your GP or Healthline.
  • Sign in and out of our sites.
  • Practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Other useful information:

Kaupapa Māori Health, Mental Health and Social Services

Are you experiencing issues affecting your mental health? Or does someone in your whānau need help? 

Our experienced team support whānau to get well, stay well, live well, to reach for the stars and beyond. As a kaupapa Māori provider, we combine clinical, cultural and community support into services that embrace the Māori view of wellbeing.

We offer a range of services at no cost for all ages including:

Whānau Ora Community Support

Whānau centred community support work assisting those affected by mental health issues to achieve independence.

Te Oranga Activities

Daily activities to improve the wellbeing of whānau affected by mental health issues.

Te Oriori

Education and support for parents/caregivers with a focus on infant and child mental health.

Te Hā Waitaha – Stop Smoking Canterbury

Purapura Whetu work alongside Te Hā Waitaha - Stop Smoking Canterbury to promote smoke-free whānau.

Manu Ka Rere

Assessment, treatment and support for rangatahi (13-24) who may be facing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues.

Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi

Whānau centred support for Muslim families living in Christchurch.

Transition to Adulthood

Support service for young people in their transition from the care or youth justice system to adulthood.

Whānau Ora Navigator

Supporting whānau to achieve their aspirations, including goal setting and helping to connect them with other services.

Te Māhuri

Adventure therapy program for rangatahi to experience the outdoors and develop a connection to themselves and their peers within a whānau environment.

Mana Ake

Early intervention and support for teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing ongoing issues that impact their wellbeing.

Te Whiri Ora

A coordination service that supports agencies to work together with tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to achieve their aspirations.


Refugee family support settlement service.

Latest News and Updates

COVID-19 Alert Level 2

September 7, 2021

Effective 11:59pm Tuesday 7th September 2021, Canterbury will be at Alert Level 2. Purapura Whetu will continue to operate under Level 2 as below. Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub will re-open. Most staff will return to work at our sites and some staff will continue to work remotely. All…

COVID-19 Alert Level 3

August 31, 2021

Effective 11:59pm Tuesday 31st August 2021, Canterbury will be at Alert Level 3. Purapura Whetu will continue to operate under Level 3, with the same changes to our services that you saw in Level 4. Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub remain closed. Our staff will continue to work…


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