About Te Piki Oranga

In July 2014, Te Piki Oranga was established as the kaupapa Māori health services provider in Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Maui (Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough).

Te Piki Oranga management team is located in Waimeha (Richmond) with service delivery sites in Whakatū/Nelson, Wairau/Blenheim and Motueka. Te Piki Oranga employs more than 60 kaimahi.

We hold a key Whānau Ora contract with the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) for the following services:

  • Personal Health
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Tamariki Ora
  • Health Social Work

Additionally we have a number of smaller health contracts including youth suicide prevention, smoke-free and cervical screening.

Te Piki Oranga also has a contract with The Department of Corrections to run Tikanga Māori Motivational Programmes for Māori re-offenders in Te Tau Ihu.


Whakataukī / Proverb

Ma Te huruhuru, Ka rere Te manu
Me Whakahoki mai te Mana ki te
Whānau, Hapu, Iwi, ara,
Kia korowaitia aku mokopuna ki te korowaitanga hauora.
Tihei Mauri ora!

Tohu / Logo


Ngā Rangapū Hapori / Community partners

Te Piki Oranga values its relationships with its community partners, including:

Te Puni Kokiri
The Department of Corrections
Marlborough Primary Health Organisation
Nelson Bays Primary Health
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board


Te Puna Hauora Model

Te Puna ( The Source) Hauora (Well-being) is the Te Piki Oranga framework for delivering health services in Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Maui and is a multi service model. That is, it utilises clinical staff (nurses, counsellors and allied health professionals), navigators, and community health social workers to deliver clinical service as well as facilitation (navigation) services. The Framework assists Māori and their whānau to become more self-managing and develop increased capacity, literacy and access not only within health, but also other social needs. 

Te Puna Hauora Model is based on the concept that treatment of a health concern in a Māori individual requires the support and involvement of that individual’s whānau as well. It also recognises that a health concern is usually not present in isolation and that there will be social determinant factors that also need attention. The Te Puna Hauora kaimahi focus on providing the individual and whānau with the tools and people that will help them help themselves. 

Te Piki Oranga Pūkenga Manaaki (navigators) facilitate access for a higher number of the Iwi/Māori to either Te Piki Oranga clinical staff, or to mainstream clinicians either primary or secondary. The key roles of this framework are to help Māori help themselves, and to unlock barriers to services. 

Te Puna Hauora Model is inspired by the many taonga treasures in Te Rohe ō Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Maui and refers to Te Puna o Riuwaka, the Source of the Riuwaka.

Te Puna means well up, source, pool, fountain and Hauora means to be well, healthy and welbeing. Te Puna Hauora provides a pathway for whānau and whānau whānui to utilise their puna mātauranga source of knowledge in partnership with Te Piki Oranga staff to create their health plan.