Te Whatu Ora Whanganui rural health services in the Ruapehu district

Ruapehu Health Limited

38 Seddon Street, Raetihi

Phone: (06) 385 4211

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm


Ngā Waihua o Paerangi Trust

36 Burns Street, Ohakune

Phone: (06) 385 9580

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm

 Ohakune dental centre street view

Ohakune Dental Centre

16 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune

Phone: (06) 385 9202

Open Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5pm

 Ohakune's famous giant carrot

Ohakune Pharmacy

21 Goldfinch Street, Ohakune
Phone: (06) 385 8304
Open Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

 Mount Ruapehu on sunny day

Waimarino Health Centre

22 Seddon Street, Raetihi

Phone(06) 385 5019

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


Te Puke Karanga

C/o Waimarino Health Centre

Phone: 06 385 5019



Waimarino Health Centre

Mission statement:

To provide quality community-based health services with a multi-disciplinary focus. We endeavour to provide the highest quality health service to enhance the wellbeing of our community.


District Nurses

Ph 06 385 5019 | Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm | Saturday & Sunday by appointment only

District nurses in the Waimarino district provide a comprehensive range of quality, patient-focused, professional and holistic nursing services that are primarily home based. They provide short term health services in the community on discharge from hospital or as referred by a health professional:

  • skin and wound care
  • supplies – ostomy dressings or continence appliances
  • assessments for short-term services – home help, Meals on Wheels, personal care
  • access to equipment and aids on short loan – commodes, toilet seats, shower stools
  • monitoring and supervision of patients with complex needs and chronic health problems
  • patient/carer education
  • access to specialist nurse services – palliative, diabetes, respiratory, stoma therapy, continence
  • referrals to other support services – social worker, occupational therapist, mental health team, physiotherapist, Access Ability.

District nurses address health care needs that cannot be met by generalist medical or nursing services alone. Without this advanced nursing care, the patient could be at risk of further health deterioration.

District nurses use specialised nursing knowledge, assessment skills, professional judgement and have a knowledge of community resources. They collaborate with other health professionals and work in partnership with people through the lifespan in their own home, community or hospital setting. The nurses function independently and interdependently in assessing needs, planning, delivering and evaluating care.


  • Rural nurses can be accessed through referral from your doctor, the hospital or Iwi health provider.
  • Some patients may be outside the rural nurse admission criteria, if so, we will refer on to the appropriate service. We can visit patients in their homes, workplace, at the Waimarino Rural Health Centre, a Marae or school.
  • We will work in partnership with the patient, family/whanau and other providers such as the General Practitioner or Iwi provider to plan and co-ordinate the necessary care.

Midwifery services

See Whanganui Hospital's Maternity Unit


Social Work Services

The social worker works with patients who live with physical health and disability issues by providing holistic and culturally-safe services which enhances total health care. The social workers service is professional, timely and confidential and they will see clients in their own homes or at the centre.

Other providers working from Waimarino

Visiting Specialists – Outpatient Clinics

  • Audiologist
  • Orthopaedic
  • New Born Hearing screening
  • Dietician
  • Child, Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Alcohol & Drug Services
  • Paediatrician
  • Ear Nose Throat
  • Psychiatrist


  • Probation
  • Counsellors
  • Podiatry Clinic
  • Whanganui Jigsaw

St John’s Health Shuttle

Bookings can be made by calling St Johns on 0800 266 547.