To be recognised as a leading provider of quality, community-based mental health rehabilitation services.


To work with people with mental health and/or addiction issues to live full, meaningful and satisfying lives.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tāngata! He tāngata! He tāngata!

What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people! It is people! It is people!



Hospitality, showing care and respect for people. At Arataki we aim to be welcoming and show respect and care for all people.


Love, compassion and empathy. Aroha is the foundation of all that we do. Love compassion and empathy for people drives our practice.


Relationships through shared experiences. Providing a place of connection and belonging for people.


Respect and dignity. Arataki Ministries aims to uphold an individual’s mana, by assisting them to live into the fullness of who they are, and always treating people with respect and dignity.


Unity and the coming together for a shared purpose. Arataki Ministries is committed to treaty partnership and the coming together to improve the experience of those experiencing mental illness.


Arataki Ministries began in 1991 as an outworking of the Whangārei Central Baptist Church to support individuals with mental health and / or addictions issues.

Our range of services has grown over time as we seek to provide support to those who are experiencing mental illness and / or addiction issues.

Arataki Ministries prides itself on putting people and their whanau first.

We believe that all people have the ability to live a full meaningful life and we are committed to supporting people on their wellbeing journey.