Regional Māori Health Services
Bay of Plenty has the highest number of Māori providers (over
50) in the country and also the largest Māori development
organisation. We are working towards increasing Māori for Māori
Local iwi play a key role in assisting the Bay of Plenty
District Health Board to reach high-need, at risk, communities.
The He Pou Oranga Tangata Whenua framework and Iwi Health plans
will support whānau, hapu and iwi to manage health within their
rohe, and to participate in health planning processes. To view
these documents, click here.
Māori Health Services at Tauranga and Whakatāne Hospitals
delivers to health initiatives under the philosophy of
Tangata Whenua Realities, Ngā Pou Mana o Io. The health model of
Mana Atua, Mana Tūpuna, Mana Whenua, Mana Tangata, operates
alongside clinical and rehabilitation services, Mental Health &
Addiction Services and Regional Community Services.
Māori Health Services provide a range of Māori cultural options
which include te reo me ōna tikanga, waiata, mōteatea, karakia
tawhito and any other coordination requirements requested by the
whānau, hapū, iwi.
To view a selection of Māori Health videos presented
by Pouroto Ngaropo, click here.
Mai i Ngā Kuri a Whaarei ki Tihirau, Regional Māori Health
Services occupies two office sites based within Tauranga and
Tauranga site is located in the west wing of Silver Birch House.
This site can be accessed via Clark street gate 4 with easy access
to car parks directly adjacent to Silver Birch House
Whakatāne site is located in a dedicated building between Te
Toki Maurere and the clinical school. This site can be
accessed via Garaway Street gate 5, with limited car parking
directly outside this site; however there is easy access to clearly
sign posted public car-parks
Our staff are a dedicated team of experienced and qualified
Māori and Non Māori health workers and registered professionals.
They are able to access all health services external and internal
of the hospitals.
March 18, 2016