Māori Health Index


Kahungunu Executive


  • Mobile nursing
  • Mobile clinic
  • Te Ara Waiora Clinic
  • Tamariki Ora
  • Hao te Rangatahi
  • Social Services
  • Hinengaro Services

Website: https://www.kahu-exec.co.nz/our-services

Hauora Maioha


  • Karakia
  • Mirimiri
  • Support and advocacy services

Contact: Work on a referral from GP or Māori Health provider out of Wairoa Hospital

Wairoa Taiwhenua


  • Wairoa Foodbank
  • Whakapapa Research Enquiries
  • Alternative Education
  • Whānau Engagement

Contact: (06) 838 4748

Queen St Medical Centre
Low Cost Practice


  • GP Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Immunisations
  • Disability Services
  • COVID-19 support

Contact: (06) 838 8333

Manaaki House


  • Counselling Services

Contact: 063837390

Te Whare Maire


  • Social Services
  • Welfare Support

Address: Cnr Locke and Queen Streets, Wairoa 4108

Waiora Meals on Wheels


Supplies lunches to households and elderly people seven days a week.

Contact: 06 838 7099 (ext 4842 – Nikky Turipa)

Health Care Centre Ltd
Low Cost Practice


  • Community & Rehabilitation
  • Nursing Services
  • Disability Services
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Social Services

Contact: 0800 002 722

Wairoa Health
Low Cost Practice


  • Emergency Dept, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Maternity services
  • Specialist outpatient clinics — Cardiology, Renal, Neurology, Dermatology, Orthopaedics, Vascular, Gynae/obstet, Colposcopy, Urology, Ear Nose & Throat, Orthoptics.
  • Laboratory/testing services
  • Radiology (x-ray) services
  • Mental health and addiction services
  • Community and district nursing services

Contact: 06 838 7099




  • Fitness

Address: Maraenui Centre

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/465644538414886/

Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui ā Orotu


  • Wāhine Ora
  • Jobs for Nature
  • Rangatahi support

Contact: admin@taiwhenua.com
Website: https://www.taiwhenua.com/

Te Kupenga Hauora


  • Nursing
  • Free Health Checks
  • Emergency Housing
  • Family Start
  • Stop Smoking
  • Whānau Ora
  • Youth Services
  • Suicide Prevention

Contact: 06 835 1840

Youth LIFT


  • Employment Support
  • Drivers License Support
  • Employment Placements

Website: https://pursuitnz.com/about.html

Maraenui Medical Centre
Low Cost Practices


  • GP Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Allied Health
  • Pharmacy onsite

Contact: (06) 843 8010
Website: https://www.maraenuimedicalcentre.com/

Chloe Katene


  • Fitness Coach (BSES)
  • Hapū/birth support

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chloe.katene

Awhina Whānau Services


  • Individual, Tamariki & Whānau Counselling
  • Healthy relationships & Non-violence programmes
  • Trauma & abuse support
  • Tamariki & Rangatahi programmes

Contact: 0800 1 WHĀNAU (0800 194 2628)
Website: https://awhinawhanauservices.org

Springhill Services


Provides a structured eight-week residential environment for motivated adults committed to overcoming addiction. Referrals to the centre must be made by a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor.

Contact: 06 873 4896

Roopu a Iwi Trust


  • Caregiver support for whānau
  • Welfare Packs
  • COVID-19 Support
  • Social Services
  • Oranga Rangatahi
  • Paiheretia Te Muka Tangata
  • Pakeke Raising Mokopuna
  • Whānau Care Services
  • Rongoā Services
  • Strengthening Families

Contact: 06 843 1590


AIO Healing
Dr Charlotte Mildon


  • Mirimiri
  • Rongoā
  • Te Oomai Reia Romiromi
  • Nutrition
  • PT

Contact: 027 557 5002

Māwhiti Ora


  • Provide safe/confidential space for whitiwhiti kōrero
  • Mirimiri
  • Knowledge of kai pai (high-vibration food)
  • Wairākau (plant-based tonics)
  • Whatu kakahū (traditional weaving techniques)

Website: https://mawhitiora.weebly.com/

One Voice Community Services Trust


  • Support workers – physical, mental emotional, disability
  • Domestic violence and sexual abuse support
  • Suicide prevention
  • Safe housing

Website: https://www.onevoicecommunityservicestrust.com/

Rush Fit


  • Personal trainer
  • Community sport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/13Hirables

Xtreme Hip Hop With The Henryz


  • Hip Hop dance classes
  • Free step classes for whānau
  • Personal training

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/600371075465199/

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga


  • Practice Plus Virtual Consult
  • GP Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Immunisations
  • Free Health Coaching
  • Respiratory Clinic
  • Sexual Health
  • Quit-smoking support
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Counselling
  • Travel vaccines
  • Heart-health assessments
  • Cervical checks
  • Contraception
  • Diabetes care

Contact: 0800 TAIWHENUA

Ikaroa Rangatahi Social Services


  • Abuse and violence support
  • Counselling and therapy
  • Social work
  • Youth Support (Alternative Action)
  • Pou Amo
  • Residential Care
  • Supported Flexi-Bail
  • Tiaki Tangata – Reintegration service
  • Support with alcohol and drug dependency
  • Pregnancy and parenting
  • LGBTQIA+ friendly

Contact: (06) 879 9495. Walk-in’s available during business hours

Kaimiri Healing


  • Mirimiri

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaimirihealing

Tōtara Health


  • Low-cost GP & nursing services

Contact: 0800 222 757
Website: https://www.totarahealth.co.nz/

lnnov8 Group Ltd


  • Counselling services
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Ready2Rent workshops
  • Youth transition services

Contact: admin@innov8group.co.nz
Website: https://www.innov8grouplimited.com/current-services

Te Timatanga Ararau Trust


  • Mobility Action Program
  • Green Prescription
  • Active families

Contact: 0800 662 7746, 068459333, 06-845 9336

Hastings Health Centre


  • Māori & Pacific Health Provider
  • GPs
  • Urgent Care
  • Pharmacy

Contact: 06 873 8999
Website: https://hastingshealth.co.nz/special-services/maori-and-pacific-health/

Flaxmere Boxing Academy


  • Boxing Classes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/433901440361096



  • High-intensity fitness classes
  • Onsite medical and psychological expertise from Māori practitioners
  • Dedicated E Tū Whānau and administration spaces
  • PTs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hikoi4Life

MOANA - Massage & Natural Remedies


  • Massage therapy (sports, pregnancy, hot rocks)
  • Reflexology
  • Mirimiri

Contact: moananepia@yahoo.co.nz

PolyActive HB


  • Free medium-high intensity workouts
  • Personal trainers
  • Aerobic dance
  • Bboxing classes

Website: https://polyactive.co.nz/

Soul Massage


Capryce has a background in Care work for people with disabilities ranging from Autism, Tetraplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome and is currently still working in this field.

  • Traditional Māori healing – Romiromi and Mirimiri

Website: https://www.soulmassage.co.nz/

Kahungunu Health & Community Services (Choices)


  • GP
  • Nurses and Midwives
  • Counsellor / Social Worker
  • Lifestyle Coaches
  • Rongoā and Mirimiri Practitioner
  • Smokefree Educator
  • Kaiāwhina
  • Early Childcare Teachers and Educators
  • Reintegration Facilitators
  • Whare Matua
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Hapū Mama classes
  • School-based nursing services
  • Auahi Kore – Smoke-free programme
  • Sexual health promotion and referral
  • Breast and cervical screening
  • Immunisation
  • LARCs
  • Kaiāwhina support
  • Free contraception

Contact: 0508 942 628
Website: https://kahungunuhealthservices.maori.nz/

Pursuit Rangatahi Services


  • Pre-employment support
  • Interview Prep
  • Confidence Workshops
  • Pastoral Care and Support
  • Social media Tikanga
  • Basic digital skills
  • CV & Cover Letter Creation
  • Internships & cadetships

Contact: 06 879 4538
Website: https://pursuitnz.com/about.html

Nevertheless Rainbow Hub


  • Māori, Pasifika and Takatāpui Rainbow+ mental health

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeverthelessTrust

Hauora Heretaunga Medical & Injury


  • Kaupapa Māori GP Services
  • Practice Plus Virtual Consult
  • Cervical Screening
  • Immunisations
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Contact: (06) 871 5352

Te Wahanga Māori Health


Wide range of services available

Contact: 0800 333 671

Te Rangi Haeata Oranga Trust


  • Gambling recovery services

Contact: 06 876 6267


Hastings Health Centre


  • General medical clinic

Contact: 06 858 9559

The Doctors Waipawa


  • GP services
  • Nursing services
  • Cervical Screening
  • Immunisations
  • COVID-19 support

Contact: (06) 857 8507

Tuki Tuki Medical


  • GP services
  • Nursing services
  • Cervical Screening
  • Immunisations
  • COVID-19 support
  • Disability Assistance

Contact: (06) 858 7767

Jackson Waerea pictured with his whānau

Local Hauora Heroes

Jackson Waerea, Project PATU

Jackson Waerea, Director and founder of Patu Heretaunga, is a proud father of three beautiful tamariki, with whakapapa ties to Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Toa and Ngāi Tahu.

Waerea was one of the founding creators of PATU Aotearoa, an exercise programme aimed at improving the fitness and health of Māori and Pasifika people. Since its creation the kaupapa has evolved, with Waerea now directing PATU Heretaunga which focuses on broader hauora initiatives and programmes. With the difficulties of COVID lockdowns and the devastation of Cyclone Gabrielle, PATU Heretaunga has grown to meet the needs of locals, with their programme Project PATU focusing on supporting young people.

Through his mahi Jackson spends his days passing on his passion for exercise to rangatahi, connecting them with the taiao and whakapapa in order to support their development, giving them skills that will support their whānau for generations to come. We sat down with Jackson for a kōrero about Project PATU, his driving forces and his aspirations for our people.

1. Project PATU is such an awesome whānau-centric kaupapa, how has your own upbringing led to your involvement and mahi in the hauora space?

Our whãnau are from Bridge Pa but we were raised in Flaxmere. Growing up in Flaxmere, a lot of our friends used sports and exercise as an outlet, over the years it grew into a passion and motivation for improving the wellbeing of our whãnau.


2. What is Project PATU about? What inspired you to get involved with this kaupapa?

Project PATU, is a 6-week rangatahi programme that focuses on 3 pillars: Education, Hauora and Employment. Our programme leans on our hauora pillar as the vehicle to support disengaged youth with education or employment goals. Exercise and activities with a connection to the taiao shape a lot of our daily routines. We use Kahungunu landmarks like our maunga, moana and awa to deliver our mahi. We also gather and process meat, go hunting, diving, fishing & eeling, tend to our maara kai, go foraging, prepare hāngī, and do cooking.

The hauora space has always appealed to me because as children we were lucky to be connected to our marae and all of the things happening around it. We were taught the core values of pride, honour and respect at the marae and how to manaaki our visitors through kai and aroha. These simple values I apply to my daily mahi and hauora spaces I’m involved with.


3. What is your favourite thing about your mahi? What keeps you going?

I’m very grateful I get to do this mahi for a living. There is no greater wealth than helping our people — I couldn’t be any richer.


4. If you could change one thing for the wellbeing of whānau Māori in our rohe, what would it be?

I would give our whānau the self-belief that anything is possible regardless of our situation, especially our rangatahi. There is so much potential in the minds and hearts of our Kahungunu rangatahi. We just need to give them the tools and support to achieve it.


5. What does tino rangatiratanga mean to you in relation to health and wellbeing?

Tino rangatiratanga means being in control of our own hauora. Celebrating the smalls wins not just in physical health but in everyday things.


6. What is your favourite quote relating to health and wellness?

“Mahi don’t stop!”


To keep up to date with Jackson and the awesome mahi his team are doing at PATU Heretaunga, follow them on Facebook: PATU Heretaunga

Jackson Waerea pictured with his whānau

Iwi-Māori partnership boards Māori Health Authority

Iwi-Māori partnership boards (IMPBs) are a key feature in the new health reforms, with decision making roles at a local level, and jointly agreed local priorities and delivery with Te Whatu Ora.

Currently, eleven iwi-Māori partnership boards have been formally recognised under the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022(external link):

  • Te Taumata Hauora Te Kahu o Taonui IMPB, Tai Tokerau & Tāmaki
  • Te Moana a Toi IMPB, Mataatua
  • Tairāwhiti Toitū Te Ora IMPB, Tairāwhiti
  • Te Taura Ora ō Waiariki IMPB, Te Arawa
  • Tūwharetoa IMPB, Tūwharetoa
  • Te Punanga Ora IMPB, Taranaki
  • Te Mātuku IMPB, Whanganui
  • Tihei Tākitimu IMPB, Takitimu Hawkes Bay
  • Te Pae Oranga o Ruahine o Tararua IMPB, Manawatū
  • Te Karu o te Ika Poari Hauora IMPB, Wairarapa
  • Āti Awa Toa IMPB, Greater Wellington/Hutt

Further iwi-Māori partnership boards are working their way through the formal recognition process.

IMPBs are the primary source of whānau voice in the system and influence regional strategies through Te Aka Whai Ora:

  • They will create an authentic vision and strategies for addressing their shared concerns and solutions to improve the health system
  • They will enable iwi, hapū and whānau to exercise rangatiratanga in their rohe
  • They ensure tangata whenua voices are heard and local health services reflect those who need and use them
  • This will help build a stronger Māori workforce, support the growth in capability and capacity of hauora Māori healthcare providers, and encourage more innovation in services that deliver better outcomes for Māori.

How IMPBs work

Iwi-Māori partnership boards are legislatively recognised to ensure Māori governance in the determination of health priorities for iwi and Māori across localities.

The changes arising from the health reforms establish a localities approach that ensures health services are organised in a way that makes sense to the geographic communities they service.

Under the locality governance – led by IMPBs and community leaders – localities work with communities and local primary care, community providers, local social care services and local government to improve service delivery and Māori health and wellbeing outcomes.

  • A key focus for Te Aka Whai Ora will be working with IMPBs to ensure services are being designed to meet local context in each locality and to recognise the unique mana whenua aspirations in each rohe (region)
  • IMPBs will voice the aspirations and priorities of Māori communities, agree locality plans and influence regionally through their relationship with Te Aka Whai Ora.

SOURCE | Te Aka Whai Ora – Iwi-Māori partnership boards | Māori Health Authority (teakawhaiora.nz)

Tihei Tākitimu Partnership Board announced - BayBuzz

The inaugural Iwi-Māori Partnership Board has been chosen that will play a vital role in the design and delivery of health services for Hawke’s Bay under the newly-reformed health system.

The eight-member Board known as Tihei Tākitimu Partnership Board (TTPB) will work closely with the Māori Health Authority and Health NZ assessing the health needs of whānau, identifying priorities and monitoring the services provided.

Waylyn Tahuri-Whaipakanga, chairperson of the Board’s Establishment Steering Group  and CEO of Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, says the TTPB, which is a mix of iwi members, mātāwaka (from other tribal groupings outside HB) and health professionals, “shares a commitment and dedication to improving Māori health with a strong community focus.”

The Board members are:

Beverly Te Huia – Chair for Ngā Maia Māori Midwives Aotearoa and member of Midwife Choices;

Darryn Russell – Chief Executive at Heretaunga Tamatea Settlement;

Lewis Ratapu – (interim chair) General Manager Tatau Tatau o te Wairoa;

Coralee Thompson – Advisor Māori Health at Health Hawke’s Bay;

Kerri Nuku – Kaiwhakahaere (Governance Leader) for the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO);

Heather Skipworth – Founder of IronMāori and former HBDHB Board Member;

Henry Heke – General Manager, Māori Health, Health Hawke’s Bay;

Tania Eden – CEO at Te Whanganui a Orotū.


Source | Bay Buzz – Tihei Tākitimu Partnership Board announced – BayBuzz