Our Kaumaatua are the kanohi kitea of the many events that take place across the rohe of Tainui waka. They attend numerous hui and are the stalwarts of our 68 Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Marae.

Waikato-Tainui tribal members 60 years and over are eligible for a Kaumaatua Medical Grant every year. Designed to provide relief and support in meeting age-related medical costs, the Kaumaatua Medical Health Grant is available to registered tribal members aged 60 years and over.

 

Hearing Support

As part of our partnership agreement with Triton hearing Kaumaatua can access the grant in two ways;

  • Kaumaatua can contact Triton directly to find out more about their services and/or to complete an initial hearing assessment. If an assessment determines a hearing aid fitting is required, Triton staff will make contact with the Grants Team to pre-approve the kaumaatua for a $500 grant by calling 0800 TAINUI or emailing aawhina@tainui.co.nz.
  • Kaumaatua can contact Waikato-Tainui directly if they know they have hearing support needs. The Grants Team will connect with Triton via email or phone to provide pre-approval information (this will include your full name, date of birth, tribal ID, grant application number and contact details).

 

Vision Support 

As part our partnership agreement with OPSM Kaumaatua can access eyesight services and support in two ways;

  • Kaumaatua can contact OPSM directly to find out more about their services and/or to complete an initial eyesight assessment. If an assessment determines prescription glasses are required, OPSM will make contact with the Grants Team to pre-approve the kaumaatua for a $500 grant by calling 0800 TAINUI or emailing aawhina@tainui.co.nz;
  • Kaumaatua can contact Waikato-Tainui directly if they know they have eyesight support needs. The Grants Team will complete a pre-approval authorisation online, which will be emailed directly to the chosen OPSM branch, and printed out for the kaumaatua to take into OPSM. 

 

Both OPSM & Triton will invoice Waikato-Tainui monthly, this will assist us in closing off applications to ensure kaumaatua have received the service required.

Download the form here.

 

Contact Details

Triton Hearing

Ph - 0800 45 45 38

https://clinics.tritonhearing.co.nz/search?q=New+Zealand

 

OPSM 

Ph - 0800 696 776

https://www.opsm.co.nz/find-store

For Waikato-Tainui members

Ensure that you are registered with Waikato-Tainui to access the application form.

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