Celebrating 20 Years of Service

On the 8th of March 2002, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia launched Te Rau Matatini. The first CEO was Kirsty Maxwell Crawford (2002-2011); Clinical Coordinator Paul Hirini, with leadership and guidance, received from Dr Mason Durie. Te Rau Matatini originally based in Palmerston North established into a Trust with significant representation of Māori leaders … Read more

20 Years of Service to Māori Nursing

Huarahi Whakatū was born in the early 2000s from a desire to recognise, affirm and support a workforce that was both clinically and culturally competent. A partnership between Te Rau Matatini, Te Ao Māramatanga – Māori Caucus (New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses), Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori (National Council of Māori Nurses) … Read more

Whare Tukutuku – Our People, Our Communities – Our Solutions

Over the last 20 years, Te Rau Ora has played a key role in the development of the Māori Providers and Māori workforces that support healing from substance misuse. Our work is helped to foster Māori Addiction Sector leadership, build the evidence base for kaupapa Māori Addictions practice, support kaupapa Māori informed education and training, … Read more

Māori knowledge and understanding so that whānau can stand tall

Over three or more decades, responses to Māori health have increasingly steered away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to greater recognition of mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori. We have seen the evolution of kaupapa Māori services in health, social services, and education, as well as extraordinary increases in the Māori health workforce. Not … Read more