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Who we are


Māku anō e hanga i tōku nei whare. Ko ngā poupou he māhoe, he patatē. Ko te tāhuhu he hinau. Me whakatupu ki te rengarenga me whakapakari ki te hua o te Kawariki.


And I will build my house. And the pillars shall be made of māhoe and patatē, the roof of hīnau. It shall grow and blossom like that of the rengarenga and be strong and flourish like the Kawariki

Nā, Kīngi Taawhiao

The guiding philosophy for Te Hauora o Ngāti Hauā is based upon this tongi of King 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 sof unity, cooperation and development. 

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 Rohe of Ngāti Hauā spreads across Matamata, Te Aroha, Morrinsville, Cambridge, Tauwhare and parts of Hamilton,  consisting of three Hapu : Ngāti Te Oro (Waharoa), Ngāti Rangitaupi (Tauwhare) and Ngāti Werewere (Morrinsville),  with five Marae,  namely Raungaiti, Waimakariri, Te Iti o Hauā, Rukumoana and Kai-a-te-Mata.

Key projects across the region

The past 20 years has seen the organisation lead a number of key projects across the region including  –

  • The hosting of two International Family Violence Conferences;
  • Coordinating a substandard Housing Project resulting in 2.2m joint Government Funding toward substandard housing, stormwater reticulation, sewage reticulation, Retrofit and Fire Safety Prevention;
  • Low Deposit Rural Lending Home Ownership Workshops
  • Ngati Haua Regional Development Strategy
  • Ngati Haua Rangatahi Strategy
  • Home Ownership Programmes
  • Governance and Directorship Training
  • Access to Direct Resource Funding for educational scholarships and Marae Capacity Development
  • Womens’Day / Children’s Day / White Ribbon Day / Musical Productions

Contributing to National Government policies

Previous years has seen the organisation contribute toward national policies through a series of Government funded Pilots such as Social Entrepreneur, E Tū Whanau, HNZC Housing Strategy and Integrated Contracting.
Te Hauora o Ngati Haua are currently accredited as a Community Service Provider (Level 2) and also hold ISO Accreditation for Quality Management Systems.

Our Trust Board has representation from each of our marae. Our representatives are:

Chairman: Russell Haimona (Raungaiti marae)

Jennifer Heta (Waimakariri Marae)

Heketanga Matekohi (Te Iti o Hauā marae)

Teri Whaiapu (Kai a te Mata marae)

Kahurere Tuhakaraina – Clark (Rukumoana Marae)

and Kuia/Kaumatua - Te Ao Marama Maaka (Kai a te Mata marae)

Whakahono mai ki kōnei

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