Celebrating 20 Years of Service

Tēna tātou katoa, E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangamaha, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna rā tātou katoa

2022 is a special year for Te Rau Ora, as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, reflecting a generation of dedication to the transformation of Māori health. Throughout our history, we have advocated for Māori & challenged the status quo – for a world where our people could thrive. We are now entering a time of great potential – of self-determination, tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake.

Over the next month, we will be sharing daily stories, photos, and videos of our work programme across social media and through a special digital platform. We will be taking the opportunity to share messages from our sector – in celebration of this 20th-year milestone!

To whānau, hapu, Iwi and our community members: Thank you for supporting us for many years. We are honoured to have your trust and will continue to work hard to achieve your goals.

To our partners and allies: We recognise the importance of establishing collaborative partnerships that bring extraordinary value to the work we do together. We thank our partners and allies for their commitment, expertise and skills in helping us move our Māori Wellbeing agenda forward.

We hope this will provide the opportunity to say thank you to the many sectors, people, whānau, organisations and communities that we have connected with over the years. In addition to remembering those leaders and colleagues who have left this world, but will always be part of our memories and our whakapapa.
Our thanks to everyone who have joined us in our journey.

Ngā Mihi
Dr Maria Baker (PhD)
Pouwhakahaere Matua | CEO
Te Rau Ora