Child & Family Services

Pēpi Ora Well Child Services

Pēpi Ora (formerly Tamariki Ora) is a FREE Well Child Service that is available to all New Zealand families/whānau for children from birth to 5 years.

Our registered nurses will visit and talk to you about how your pēpi is growing and developing. Each visit will include a physical assessment of baby, helpful hints and tips, monitoring of pēpi development, advice on breast feeding, nutrition, sleep and parenting.

Our Kaimahi also offer health promotion and education.

Well Child checks can be done at your home, kohanga reo, clinic or at a venue that is convenient for you.

We can do referrals to other services/organisations and can work with whanau who are being supported by Family Start.


Anyone can refer to our service through a midwife, health professional or self-referral, just give us a call.


Our Pēpi Ora Well Child Services cover the Western Bay of Plenty region


This service is free of charge for all eligible persons.


11 Tebbs Lane
Courtney Rd, Gate Pa


Phone: 021 359 493



Helpful Links

Below are some useful links to additional health, development and nutrition resources

Kid's Health

Accurate and reliable information for NZ parents and whānau about the health and wellbeing of tamariki & rangatahi in Aotearoa

Starship Hospital

Starship is the leading provider of paediatric healthcare in NZ, delivering family-centred care to children and their whānau.

Well Child App

The Well Child App presents a single, research-based resource for whānau of children aged 0-5 in New Zealand.  Available on both Google and Apple.

Sleep Foundation

Sleep is very important to young children.  This resource outlines how much sleep babies and kids need.

For Baby

Learn all about healthy eating during pregnancy, as well as nutrition and feeding advice for your baby.

BreastFed NZ

The BreastFed NZ is designed to provide simple “in the moment” support and information to help women and their babies.

Helpful Links

Below are some useful links to additional parent and whānau resources


Tākai provides a complete parenting resource for supporters of whānau, from pregnancy to five years of age.


SmartStart provides step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Crying Over Spilt Milk

A NZ support network for parents of infants with gastric reflux, giving parents the chance to chare experiences.


The Healthline service supports people with information and advice about health related issues.

Car Seat information

Child restraints save lives and all children under seven must be secured in an approved child restraint.

Hāpainga Stop Smoking

Hāpainga Stop Smoking is a free service, available to Western By of Plenty residents wanting to stop smoking.

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding our Specialist Services for yourself or a family member, please contact clinic staff. We are here to help.