Hauora Māori

Hauora Māori is about the wellbeing of Te Iwi Māori. There is a dedicated team of experienced and qualified Māori and non-Māori health workers and registered professionals who are responsive to Māori health needs. Hauora Māori provides Māori health services for Māori patients and their whānau during their health journey over various campuses and departments.

Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital and Christchurch Women’s Hospital

  • Working with patients in a culturally appropriate way.
  • Inpatient and outpatient support and advocacy.
  • Health promotion and cultural education.
  • Liaising with Māori multi-care providers.
  • Working collaboratively with Te Whatu Ora Waitaha colleagues.
  • Cultural training by a Māori educator to Te Whatu Ora Waitaha staff.
  • Te Whare Mahana, emergency accommodation for out of town whānau supporting a patient receiving services at a Christchurch hospital.


Christchurch Hospital Diabetes Centre

Christchurch Outpatients building, Ground floor, 2 Oxford Tce


  • Māori diabetes nurse specialist.
  • Māori diabetes health worker.


Te Korowai Atawhai (Māori Mental Health Service)

Te Korowai Atawhai Whare, Te Waimokihi, Building 4, Annex Rd, Hillmorton Hospital, Christchurch

The philosophy of the Māori Mental Health Service is Whanaungatanga – a concept that stresses the importance of family and that nothing is done in isolation but as part of a member of a whanau. Māori mental health workers make up a multidisciplinary clinical team that works hard to improve the delivery and quality of health services to tangata whaiora / Māori consumers of mental health services.


  • Pukenga Atawhai cultural support workers.


Older Persons' Health and Rehabilitation

Burwood Hospital, Corner of Mairehau Rd and Burwood Rd, Christchurch


  • Māori health worker kaitautoko/kaumātua.
  • Māori health worker/clinical assessor.


Ranga Hauora (Burwood Hospital Māori Health Service)

Burwood Hospital, Corner of Mairehau Rd and Burwood Rd, Christchurch

Ranga Hauora service at Burwood Hospital / Te Whare Toa Takitini recognises the significance of ensuring patients/tangata whaiora feel at ease when receiving care. The service identifies cultural issues when working with whānau, hapū and iwi and enables staff to access the support and resources available to meet their cultural needs.


  • Kaiwhakahaere clinical and cultural worker.
  • Kaumātua.
  • Āwhina (support worker).


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