Te KĀika - The VILLAGE 


Whānau Ora - Whānau Oranga


He Korowai Manaaki - a cloak of care and support.


Ōtākou Health Limited (OHL) is a new charity founded in 2015, with a vision to bring free and affordable health and social services to Dunedin.

Part of this vision is to provide a state of the art facility for existing Health, Social and Education providers to provide innovative and responsive services to the Dunedin community. 

Te Kāika provides for a collaboration of services focused around the needs of Māori, Pasifika, Low Income families and other people that experience barriers to primary care. All Te Kāika clinics are open to everyone and responsive to the wider Dunedin community.

Te Kāika recently merged two of its medical practices, Mataora Health Centre and Te Kāika Forbury Health Centre and now go by the name “Te Kāika Caversham”. Te Kāika Caversham is based onsite at 25 College Street, Caversham, Dunedin. Te Kāika Caversham works alongside Ārai Te Uru Whare Hauora to provide wrap around mobile health, education and social services for our whānau to access.

In partnership with the University of Otago, Te Kāika has developed a state of the art Dental Clinic, Niho Taniwha, which provides low-cost dental care. There is also a physio room to provide low-cost physiotherapy within a holistic community setting.

Te Kāika is a partnership between Ngāi Tahu (Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou), Ārai Te Uru Whare Hauora and the University of Otago with support from our Pasifika, Low Income and Refugee communities.

Te Kāika acknowledges Te Pūtahitanga o Te Wāipounamu the South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning agency for providing the seeding funding to establish the vision of our communities to deliver our own high quality affordable health and social services.




Shelley Kapua (Secretariat)

Phone: 03 471 9960
When prompted, Press 2


Te Kāika Caversham
25 College Street
Dunedin 9012


Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm
Sat-Sun, Closed