Māehe recap

Māehe Recap

This is what Te Puna Ora o Mataatua got up to in March

Empowering Community Health


A new era for Kawerau’s Primary Care with Tarawera Medical’s Ownership Transition.

With a deep commitment to care and cultural responsiveness, this collaboration with Green Cross Health and Ngāti Tūwharetoa Bay of Plenty Settlement Trust marks a significant milestone in advancing whānau well-being.


Te Puna Manawa o Rangitāiki Wānanga


Te Whare Wātea o Irakewa took place at Tūteao Marae in Te Teko. Participants engaged in various activities such as Mirimiri, Poi Atua, Taonga Takaro, Smoking Cessation presentation.

Te Teko Māmā & Pēpi roopu held a 2 day workshop and attended their very first Pēpi Aqua class together at the Whakatāne Aquatic centre.

Our Rangitāiki rōpū attended the SSI Open Water Dive Certification Course with Aotearoa Dive in Rotorua this month.

Click here to find out more about our Te Puna Manawa o Rangitāiki wānanga & services


Providing health services to ngā hapori


For the first time, Rehua Nuku Ora provided a medical and specialist clinic at Taneatua with Dr Tawa Hunter, Nurse Lily Naidoo and ear specialist Emma.

Rehua Nuku Ora travelled across Mataatua providing health services to ngā hapori. Our team provided medical and specialist clinics at Waiohau Marae, Waihau Bay, Te Kaha, Omaio, Murupara, Waimana and Te Teko during March.

The mobile medical bus was also at the Waiariki Whānau Mentoring Hauora Day at Rotorua and the Mataatua Veterans Collective gathering at Whākatane RSA.

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Events hosted by our Whānau ora team


Whānau Ora hosted two special kaupapa that encouraged kōrero, whakawhanaungatanga as well as share mātauranga around ngā kōrero tapu o te tinana me ngā kōrero o te hapūtanga, to help create services that work for Mataatua.

Whānau Ora attended various community events throughout Maehe
– Waiariki Mentoring’s Whanau Day in Rotorua
– Seaweek 2024 in Ōhiwa @nzseaweek
– Kawerau Childrens Day hosted by Eastbay REAP – Kawerau  –  Heartlands
– Have a Heart Expo & Family Festival


Toitū Kaiāwhina Hauora Money Mates Wānanga


Our Toitū Kaiāwhina Hauora Money Mates Wānanga, run by Whakatāne Budget Advisory Service, helped to support tauira progressing through their Bachelor of Nursing studies – Levels 5, 6 and 7.

This wānanga looked at helping tauira to define their financial goals, and get clear on how to take steps towards these, as well as managing the reality of having limited incomes while studying.

Tauira remarked how they had come away from the wānanga feeling refreshed and having added practical mātauranga to their kete.

For information on our Te Waka Tūhono ki Tua wānanga in April click here


Taiohi Rangatahi Wānanga ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Orini ki Ngāti Awa


Our Taiohi Rangatahi team invited digital creator, entrepreneur and pākihi owner, Awhina Kurei, to give a kōrero with rangatahi at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Orini ki Ngāti Awa.

Awhina’s kōrero about her resilience to overcome the many challenges she faced as a rangatahi and young māmā, to eventually running many of her own successful businesses after kura, was a beacon of hope for many in the room.

Her kōrero ignited many others, with rangatahi speaking on their own hopes, dreams for life after school, including study paths and pakihi ideas too.


Poari Matua welcomed two new members; Dylan Stewart and Tamarangi Harawira


Te Puna Ora o Mataatua’s Poari Matua welcomed two new members; Dylan Stewart and Tamarangi Harawira.
The whakatau was a formal welcoming with Dylan coming on board as Pou Kaitiaki Kōmiti Pūtea and Tamarangi as Kaitiaki.

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