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0800 946 9800
(06) 946 9800

The Māori Health Directorate focuses on improving the responsiveness of Wairarapa District Health Board services to meet the needs of Māori.

The Directorate is about:

  • Responding appropriately to your needs as a patient in this hospital
  • Advocacy -talking with doctors and clinical staff on your behalf
  • Tikanga - to work with your caregivers in the wards to ensure that your Tino Rangatiratanga and dignity is maintained
  • Whakahono - to link you with community Māori health providers for continued care following your discharge
  • Whānau- to provide support for your whānau while they are assisting with your care
  • Transfer - if you are transferred to another hospital for specialised care we can arrange accommodation for your whānau
  • Retention - If it is your wish to retain specimens or body parts, following surgery, we will assist you with advice and lead you through the process

The Māori Health Directorate provides:

  • Accommodation
  • Advocacy
  • Consultancy
  • Cultural advice
  • Cultural training
  • Dissemination of information
  • Iwi Māori Provider Network
  • Maintaining Iwi/Māori contacts
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Policies/procedures
  • Information

Kaitātaki Whānau Ora Facilitator

The Kaitātaki Whānau Ora is available to:

  • support all Māori who need to access the Wairarapa Hospital Services as an inpatient or outpatient
  • offer support and assistance
  • visit the wards on a regular basis and can stop in for a kōrero (chat)
  • assist you in keeping your outpatient appointments and will follow up on those that do not attend
  • liaise with other health providers on your behalf if requested
  • offer karakia and Māori cultural support
  • support your discharge planning
  • assist in arranging whānau hui
    with your care team and other
    health care providers if requested
  • refer you to Māori Health
    Provider/s for ongoing support if
Hours of Service

Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 4.30pm.


Accommodation is available for all people from out of town. Please ask staff to provide you with a Taku Wāhi – My Place pamphlet and support accessing accommodation for your whānau/family members/or support people.  Bookings for Taku Wahi can be made through the main hospital reception during business hours. After hours, bookings can be made through the Emergency Department receptionist.

How to contact us

Phone:(06) 946 9800

South Wairarapa residents:

Freephone:0800 946 9800
(via landline numbers only)

If you are already in Wairarapa Hospital, you may ask any member of staff to contact us.


Māori Health Provider Contacts

If ongoing care is required following discharge from hospital ask the Kaitātaki Whānau Ora or nurse to contact the Māori Health Provider of your choice and ask for them to be present when discussing your discharge plan.

Te Pūmanawa o Whaiora

Address: 394 Queen Street, Masterton

Phone: 06 370 0818

or 0800494 246

  • Whānau Ora
  • Family Start
  • Tamariki Ora (Well Child)
  • Aukati Kai Paipa (Quit smoking)
  • Outreach immunisation
  • Health promotion
  • VLCA Medical Practice


Te Hauora Runanga o Wairarapa

Address: 15 Victoria Street, Masterton

Phone: 06 378 0140

Freephone: 0800 666 744

Email: throwinc@tehauora.org.nz

  • Alcohol & Drug Counselling & Education
  • Mental Health Support
  • Rongoā Māori

Medical Clinic Te Rangimarie Marae

Address: 131 Cole Street, Masterton

Phone: 06 370 8430

Mon-Thurs Mornings (koha)

(Opening times may be different during school holidays)