Leadership - Hauora

Te Puna Hauora is our model of care for whānau across Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Maui. What is really exciting about working in Te Piki Oranga is that it gives us all the opportunity to work under a Māori model of hauora. Māori health providers have struggled for years to hold on to their cultural values while meeting the expectations of DHB/MOH contracts.  Te Piki Oranga was fortunate that those involved in setting up the organisation gave this some thought.

We’re aiming to reduce Māori suicide rates

Māori suicide rates are nearly double those of other ethnic groups in New Zealand. Research shows that one reason might be Māori feeling disconnected from their culture. Connection to whakapapa is something Te Piki Oranga emphasises in its kaupapa Māori approach to wellness. Our Kaiwhakatuaraa Rangatahi Sheridan Duncan has a plan to involve rangatahi in a healthy competition to promote wellbeing and help bring down Māori suicide rates.

The Inspiration behind Te Puna Hauora

By Sonny Alesana, Te Pou Taki / Cultural Advisor

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.

New Stop Smoking Service

By Brenda Chilvers, Te Hā - Stop Smoking Pūkenga Manaaki

For the first-time Māori and Non-Māori Stop Smoking Support Services are working collaboratively to deliver one service across Te Tau Ihu.

Brenda Chilvers our Te Hā - Stop Smoking Pūkenga Manaaki will be providing a free, culturally appropriate client-centred face-to-face service. Appointments are available via referral through our website, 0800 ORANGA (672642), self-referral or via email to admin@tpo.org.nz, and we look forward to working with whānau.

Brenda's hours of work are Monday - Wednesday from 8:30am to 5pm.