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Community Health Service


Tauranga Hospital

Whakatane Hospital


Māori Health Services at Tauranga and Whakatāne hospitals delivers 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.


How do I access this service?

Referral, Contact us


Tauranga Hospital

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Whakatane Hospital

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Languages Spoken

Maori, English


No charge for Regional Maori Health Services for those referred to us. Eligibility criteria apply.

Service Types

Community nursing

  • Asthma
  • Continence
  • Diabetes
  • Doppler assessment
  • Hospital in the home
  • Medication administration
  • Kaupapa Maori
  • Oncology
  • Oxygen management
  • Palliative care
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Smoking cessation
  • Ostomy
  • Womens wellness
  • Wound care

Injury, illness or disability

  • Home support
  • Needs assessment
  • Nursing
  • Rehabilitation

Kaupapa Māori

  • Whanau Ora

Whanau Ora

  • Kaupapa Māori

Screening and prevention

  • Rheumatic fever

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Healthy eating
  • Smoking cessation

Whakatāne Regional Māori Health

Regional Māori Health Services at Whakatāne Hospital include:

Whānau Accommodation
Te Takapau o Hineahuone Community House is accessed via Te Pou Kōkiri staff. This is a four bedroom house which…


Tauranga Regional Māori Health

Regional Māori Health Services provide clinical and nonclinical professional services to Māori patients who are admitted to Tauranga Hospital.

Whānau Accommodation
Tauranga: Whare Whānau Whakataa.

There are two Whānau units…


Wheelchair Access



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This page was last updated at 11:56AM on February 20, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Bay of Plenty DHB - Regional Maori Health Services - Community Nursing.