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Kia ora! Welcome to Te Whare Rapuora (TWR). The kaupapa of the whare is to provide a safe, supportive environment for all whānau/families of all ethnicities. Te Whare Rapuora can provide a place for whānau/families and staff to relax and seek cultural support and advice.


A full communal cooking area is available. Please bring your own kai/food to cook. A washing machine and clothes line is available if you require laundry to be done while your whānau is on the ward. Showers are available to use, however please supply your own toiletries.


Monday to Sunday, 8.00am – 8.00pm. We hope you are able to relax and enjoy Te Whare Rapuora.
  • Please uphold kaupapa of the whare and respect people and property.
  • Remove footwear in the whakamoe.
  • Keep whare clean and tidy.
  • Notify staff when repairs are needed.
  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Keep vehicles locked and valuables secure.
  • Laundry bags are for hospital linen only.
  • The hospital campus is alcohol, drug and smokefree.
If you require accommodation, please talk to staff about your eligibility with the National Travel Assistance Scheme, or alternatively please contact the Welfare Office on ext 8944 or (06) 350 8944, located at the main entrance to the hospital. They are available to contact Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm. You may also be eligible for health travel assistance through Work & Income New Zealand 0800 559 009.

Noho ora mai rā!

Our mahi/roles

Kia ora!
Our role is to provide advice and to support you and your whānau while you are receiving care and services at MidCentral Health.
Getting your feedback is helpful.
Please “Tell Us What You Think”. We also support hospital staff caring for you. Mauri ora! Our Pae Ora team visit the wards and can assist you with:
More information is available from our Te Whare Rapuora brochure
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