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Waitematā DHB Māori Health Services - He Kamaka Waiora

Public Service, Other, Cancer Network Group, Kaupapa Māori


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


To improve health status of Māori, by helping hospitals cater for Māori, retaining Māori who become healthcare professionals and to improve healthcare practices so that Māori values are respected. He Kamaka Oranga (HKO) was established in 1994 with the aim to improve Māori Health.  Then in 2013 collaboration of Māori Health services across Auckland and Waitematā DHBs is now He Kamaka Waiora (HKW).

The Chief Advisor Tikanga (CAT) Māori Health leads the organisation in managing relationships with mana whenua and iwi Māori from a tikanga perspective and provides assistance in managing Treaty of Waitangi risks. The CAT role is supported by Waitematā DHB and Auckland DHB Māori Health teams led by the GM Māori Health which are responsible for policy development, research, workforce development, planning and funding, provider management, quality, and clinical leadership across the primary, secondary and tertiary sector.

The introduction of practices based on tikanga Māori have made a significant contribution to Māori Health in the region. The HKW provider team works with Māori patients and their whānau when they need to access the hospital services. This includes coordinating whānau accommodation, providing social and cultural and advocacy services and working with Waitematā DHB clinicians and other Waitematā DHB staff to ensure that services are responsive to the needs of Māori Health gain.

He Kamaka Waiora team supports inpatients in North Shore (NSH) and Waitakere (WTH) Hospitals:

Kaumātua: Fraser Toi 

Kaumātua Arahi: Cherie Povey

Kaimanaaki: John Tuoro and Mark Tuuta

Kaiatawhai: Roimata Hansen and Elizabeth Campbell

Referral Expectations

If you are a patient at North Shore or Waitakere Hospital and you are Māori, you are welcome to call our services:

Referral by phone please call 9am to 5pm:

Phone: (09) 486 8900 ext 42324 



Urgent telephone referrals should be made to the Hospital Duty Manager in the first instance.

(09) 486 8900 Waitemata DHB North Shore Hospital

We accept referrals to assist patients, but we are not a 24-hour service.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

After hours requests for services please contact the Duty Nurse Manager in the first instance.


  • Important Information

    Maori Values and Concepts (Tikanga) Guidelines
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  • He Ara Takahinga - Directory of Services in Auckland to Support Whanau Ora

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Services Provided

Cultural support

  • Cultural advocacy services
  • Kaupapa Māori

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals
  • Social work
  • Whānau support services

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Childhood Cancers, Others

Contact Details

North Shore Hospital

North Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Executive Management, Tikanga and Cultural Support and Administration :

Phone: (09) 486 8900 during office hours

Shakespeare Road
Auckland 0620

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Street Address

Shakespeare Road
Auckland 0620

Postal Address

North Shore Hospital
Private Bag 93 503
North Shore City 0740

This page was last updated at 3:57PM on May 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Waitematā DHB Maori Health Services - He Kamaka Waiora.