Te Hauora o Ngāti Hauā
Te Hauora o Ngāti Hauā was established as a Charitable Trust in December 1999 and commenced operations in January 2000.
The Ngāti Hauā rohe spreads across Matamata, Waharoa, Morrinsville, Cambridge, Tauwhare and parts of Hamilton.
Ngāti Hauā consists of three Hapū; Ngāti Te Oro (Waharoa), Ngāti Rangitaupi (Tauwhare), and Ngāti Werewere (Morrinsville), with five Marae; Raungaiti, Waimakariri, Te Iti o Hauā, Rukumoana and Kai a te Māta.
Te Tongi o Kiingi Tāwhiao
Māku anō e hanga tōku nei whare
Ko ngā pou o roto he māhoe, he patatē.
Ko te tāhuhu he hīnau
He whakatupu ki te hua o te rengarenga me whakapaki ki te hua o te kawariki.
The guiding philosophy for Te Hauora o Ngāti Hauā is based upon this tongi of Kiingi Tāwhiao, the second Māori King. It reflects his vision for the healthy establishment of his kingdom in which he relates the building of a house, to the building of a strong and healthy people.
The pillars and roof are made of different types of rākau; the māhoe, patatē and hīnau, in reference to the different types of people within his kingdom both common and noble who; when united together, will grow and prosper.
This tongi provides a conceptual framework for the development of the service and, is premised upon a māori value base that is whānau, hapū and iwi focused.
The central core being the health and wellbeing of the people and is guided by principle is of unity, cooperation and development.
Our Trust Board has representation from each of our marae. Our representatives are:
Chairman: Russell Haimona (Raungaiti marae)
Jennifer Heta (Waimakariri Marae)
Mihiwai Te Aho (Te Iti o Hauā marae)
Kahurere Tuhakaraina - Clarke (Rukumoana marae)
(Kai a te Mata marae)
and Kuia/Kaumatua - Te Ao Marama Maaka (Kai a te Mata marae)