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Tamariki Ora / Well Child Nursing Services


  • Support for mothers and babies
  • Well Child checks
  • Free service
  • Available throughout Taranaki

This is a free, mobile service operating in Mōkau, Waitara, Inglewood, Coastal Taranaki and New Plymouth. We help all whānau with tamariki/children aged zero to five years, working alongside them so they can find their way forward on any issues around parenting and childcare.

We provide Well Child checks, whānau support and information. We can also offer advice on nutrition, breastfeeding, immunisation, sleep and baby’s growth. In addition we are able to access the pepi-pods (the plastic portable cots that help prevent SUDI or sudden unexplained death of an infant) and immunise children at home if whānau are not able to get to their GP. For more details see our Outreach Immunisation Service.

Care continues through to the free B4 school checks with hearing and vision tests, early dental care, and registration with dental services. We provide information and advocacy and help parents with children.

To view our brochure click  here or on the image below.

Tamariki Ora Service rack card

Who provides this service?

Tui Ora
Ph 06 759 4064


How much does this service cost?


Who is this service for?

Tamariki/children aged zero to five years in age.

Māori and Pacific ethnicity and those with a community services card.

Also whānau who meet our high needs criteria eg:

  • whānau with minimal support
  • young mothers
  • those with relationship problems
  • history of family abuse
  • mental ill health
  • no or minimal antenatal care
  • lack of essential resources
  • frequent change of address
  • low maternal education
  • on-going maternal or infant issues
  • risk of sudden unexpected death in infants

More Information


Accepted Referrers

  • General Practitioners
  • You or your Family/Whānau
  • Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB)
  • Lead Maternity Carer

Accepted Referral Methods

  • Phone (If Self Referral)
  • Letter

Referrer Feedback

Acknowledgement of referral via phone call to client.

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  • Support for mothers and babies
  • Well Child checks
  • Free service
  • Available throughout Taranaki