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 services.

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 Whakatāne Hospitals.

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:

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.

Last updated: March 26, 2019