Te Rūnanga Ō Kirikiriroa

Te Kōhao Health

Kaute Pasifika

Pou Tuia Rangahau





(celestial space of calm and widespread peace)


Rongo Ātea Youth Alcohol & Drug Service is a 10 week, youth residential service provided by Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Trust.


Rongo Ātea Youth Alcohol & Drug Service has a strong focus on providing youth who are experiencing the negative consequences associated with misusing drugs & alcohol with the experiences necessary for them to become aware of what it might mean to live a life abstinent from alcohol and other drugs.


Highest quality, professional residential treatment facilities are provided along with group work, and engaging youth in recovery planning


Group sessions, one-on-one and classroom work happens daily. The content of the programme covers tikanga, life skills, problem solving, accountability and responsibility, alcohol and drug information, secondary school education, and experiential learning that enhances the taiohi’s ability to develop, utilise and review concrete strategies for maintaining a clean and sober life.


Rongo Ātea Youth Alcohol & Drug Service is a smoke-free environment for staff and taiohi alike.


We structure our residential programme in 10 week blocks. A maximum of 12 taiohi are on group at a time. Staff are onsite 24 / 7. Activities happen 7 days a week.


RONGO ĀTEA YOUTH ALCOHOL & DRUG SERVICE  //  Celestial space of calm and widespread peace


• Rongo Ātea Manager

Tel: (07) 846 1042


• Email:


• Referrals

Tel: (07) 846 1042


Email: referrals@terunanga.org.nz

  • Entry Criteria

    To enter Rongo Atea Youth Alcohol & Drug Service Taiohi must:

     • Have completed an AOD assessment  with an approved assessment service (ask us for a list of approved services in your region)

     • Have completed our referral documents (ask us for a copy and we’ll send it to you)


    Ideally they should:

     • Be between 13 – 19 years of age

     • Have support from whanau and/or support person/s before, during, and after completing the programme

     • Be willing, open and committed to undertaking treatment for their substance use


    Taiohi can expect to be treated with respect, dignity and consideration at all times regardless of:

     • Gender

     • Ethnicity

     • Political affiliation

     • Sexual preference

     • Religious beliefs or lack of them


  • Referrals

    Can come from individuals, whānau, schools, government agencies, health professional and other agencies but must include


     • A completed AOD assessment  with an approved assessment service (ask us for a list of approved services in your region)

     •  A completed Rongo Ātea referral document (ask us for a copy and we’ll send it to you)


    The Rongo Ātea Youth Alcohol & Drug Service Clinical/Referral Team are happy to work alongside referees to ensure that taiohi receive residential care wherever possible however we are unable to guarantee that every referral will be offered a placement.


    Referral Contact Details



  • Whanau Support

    Our staff provide support via information and education for the whanau while their taiohi undertake the treatment programme at Rongo Ātea Youth Alcohol & Drug Service. Support also includes a Whānau Noho focusing on how best to support their young person to achieve a change in their substance using behaviour


    This noho marae is not restricted to whanau; this kaupapa is for anyone involved in the care of the young person who is willing to make a positive contribution to the ongoing development and recovery of the taiohi.

United For Mutual Prosperity

Established in the mid 1980’s under the direction and guidance of the late Maori Queen Te Atairangikaahu and Mayor Sir Ross Jansen Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust is an Urban Authority acknowledging the sovereign rights of mana whenua and tangata whenua of the Hamilton City area.


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