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The Māori Health team provides support and advice to all sectors of the Wairarapa District Health Board. The team is committed to ensuring strong links and relationships are developed and maintained, within hospital services, primary care providers and in the wider community.

Read the WrDHB 2016/17 Māori Health Plan

Wairarapa Māori health providers

Te Hauora Runanga o Wairarapa is a local provider of mental health and addiction services. They also provide rongoā, mirimiri and kaumātua services.

Te Pumanawa o Whaiora – in pursuit of wellness. Whaiora is a local kaupapa Māori service serving our community for almost 20 years now. Whaiora offers a low-cost access GP medical service. They are also local providers of Tamariki Ora (Family Start), Smoking Cessation, Paeora, and other whānau advocacy services that cover the wider Wairarapa region.

Other key health sites

Te Rau Matatini – is the National Centre for Māori Health and workforce development specialising in Mental Health

Te Rau Puawai– is based out of Massey University and offers scholarship for Māori students in health

iMOKO™ is a virtual health programme based in kaupapa Māori that connects schools, Kohanga, kura and early childhood with a GP using digital technology

Kia Ora Hauora is a Māori Health workforce development programme aimed at students and current health sector workers to promote health careers as a great career choice!

The programme has been developed in response to the national and international shortage of health sector workers - and the demand for more Māori health professionals in the sector.

Local Iwi

Rangitāne o Wairarapa provide cultural, education, social and environmental services across the Wairarapa

Kahungunu ki Wairarapa is the local branch for Kahungunu iwi services. They provide, advocacy, cultural, environmental services

Treaty settlement

Rangitāne Tu Mai Ra is the post settlement governance entity for the Wairarapa and Tamaki Nui a Rua hapū and whānau of Rangitāne descent.

Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a Rua is the negotiation collective that is responsible for settling the historical claims of Kahungunu iwi, hapū and marae throughout Wairarapa ki Tamaki Nui a Rua

Karakia Forum

A collective karakia is held every Wednesday morning from 8.30am (half hour) and is open to anyone wanting to share karakia and to network with other agencies. Hosting rotates around the participating agencies and participants include Wairarapa DHB, Te Hauora, Whaiora, Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitāne o Wairarapa, Pathways, Compass Health, Regional Public Health, Masterton District Council, Corrections, Salvation Army, Community Law Centre, Sports Wellington and many others. For more information contact janeen.cross@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz

Read more about the Māori Health Service at Wairarapa DHB


Janeen Cross                                                                                                                                                                                   Māori Health Coordinator

Email: janeen.cross@wairarapa.dhb.org.nz
Phone: via hospital switchboard (06) 946 9800

South Wairarapa residents:                                                                                                                                                          Freephone 0800 946 9800