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Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou.
Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing.

Piringa owns a six-bedroom house on Malfroy Road, known as The Lodge, as well as a house converted to an Office and 2 two-bedroom flats also on Malfroy Road.

We rent another 4 properties in close proximity to the Office also used for accommodation for Tangata Whaiora.

Almost half of our clients live in their own accommodation and staff visit those clients to provide services as required.

Piringa has historically received a high number of Māori Tangata Whaiora and most referrals whakapapa (have family links) to Rotorua or the Taupo and Turangi region.

We operate with a view to the future, a future which encourages hope, self-reliance, community integration and promotes mental health awareness.

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Caring for our Community


Six-bedroom house as well as a house converted to a office and 2 two-bedroom flats on Malfroy Road

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The Treaty of Waitangi establishes the unique and special relationship between iwi, Māori and the Crown

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Established by two psychiatric nurses Karel (Karl) Hartemink and Donna Riley and opened in September 1989

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Part of the G6, a sector cluster of non-profit mental health and residential providers working in Rotorua

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what others say about us

“I’m pretty grateful to be at Karldon because I have found myself again”

“I’m fully grateful to be under Karldon Trust giving me a flat to live in. Thank you”

“Keep good communication with respect, fair treatment, dignity & independence, proper standards, information, it’s your decision, support, teaching & research & complaints. Keeping well with whānau and staff. As a Māori mental health consumer for 30 years being a whaiora/client”