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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.





(L-R) Janeen Cross (Māori Health Coordinator), Mihi Keita Naman (Kaumātua/Cultural Adviser), Tina Te Tau-Brightwell (Kaitātaki Whānau Ora) and Jason Kerehi (Executive Leader Māori Health)

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 Pūmanawa o Whaiora – in pursuit of wellness. Whaiora offers a low-cost access GP medical service. It is also a local provider of Tamariki Ora (Family Start), Smoking Cessation, Paeora, and other whānau advocacy services that cover the wider Wairarapa region.

Other key health sites

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.

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

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

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

Local Iwi

Rangitāne o Wairarapa provides 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.

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

Find out more about the Māori Health Directorate 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