Māori Health

E anga ake ana te titiro ki te tihi o Taranaki.
Koia hoki he tongi e tataki mai i te tangata i tua o kō atu.
Koia tēnei he reo maioha noa e tataki mai i a koutou ki tata o kō mai.
Nau mai e rarau ki tēnei kainga, ki tēnei rounga mahara ki te hunga ora,
e noho nei hei marae whakatakoto kōrero mā tātou.
Tēnā whakatau mai ki Taranaki nei, ki tēnei ahu hauora.
Taranaki whanui he rohe oranga.

Turning your gaze upon the peak of Taranaki.
Standing prominent a reference point for people travelling from beyond our region.
This acknowledgement also stands prominent as a reference point for you all who have come close.
Come forth and be settled within this environment, within this merging of ideas regarding life, functioning as open ground upon which statements may be made and heard.
Give consideration to this welcome of Taranaki, this pursuit of health.
Taranaki together, a healthy community.

Na Ruakere Hond
Te Ati Awa, Ngati Ruanui

The Te Pa Harakeke (Māori Health) team is involved in strategic policy development and advice, providing support to patients and their whānau and for guiding tikanga within DHB.

The team has a wide sphere of influence throughout Taranaki DHB provider arm and in the Planning and Funding environment.

Māori Health documents and application forms can be found here


Some of the projects the team is involved in are:

  • Championed the development and implementation of policy to guide the collection of reliable ethnicity data
  • Development and implementation of the Taranaki Māori Workforce Strategy
  • Provide Treaty of Waitangi awareness workshops and training on tikanga
  • Review policies and procedures in Taranaki DHB to ensure they are responsive to Māori
  • Coordinating Emergency Management Planning for Māori
  • Managing and reducing chronic disease
  • Working with the Maori health sector to build and deliver on the Taranaki Māori Health Strategy

Te Pa Harakeke (Māori Health) team leads Taranaki DHB’s engagement and relationships with local Māori and Iwi. Furthermore we are involved in a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the DHB’s Maori responsiveness.

Te Pa Harakeke team Pouhapai support Māori patients and their whānau and are involved in other areas such as delivering Treaty, TDHB and Me training as well as contributing to staff inductions and nurses annual refreshers.


Whaiora is short-stay accommodation available in New Plymouth for whānau visiting patients in hospital. Click here to find out more about the Whaiora.

Find us:

Te Pa Harakeke is located near David Street. View Base Hospital maps.

Contact us:

Phone 753 6139 ext 8826
Fax 06 753 8682

Click here for information on all Māori Health doucments and Application forms


Last updated: Monday, October 3, 2022

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