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Te piki ō te ora, tērā te tupu ō te rākau.

With improved wellbeing, the tree will grow.

Haere mai ki Te Hau Āwhiowhio ō Otangarei.  Welcome to our website.
We are a kaupapa Māori organization and embrace all cultures using a whanau ora approach.

Our Vision:

Proactive, proud and prosperous whānau enhancing wellness together.

Our Mission:

Real, responsive, reciprocal relationships to elevate whānau and communities

The strategic intent of our organisation is defined by three outcomes:

Mā te whānau tō rātou ake waka e hoe

Whānau determine their own direction and destiny

Mā te oranga ka anga whakaua te whānau

Whānau are thriving, healthy and contributing to social wellness

Mā te tautoko a ngā kaitātaki ka tū pakari te hāpori

With vibrant community leadership whānau will thrive with confidence

The principles of our organisation are:

These are derived from kōrero by Associate Professor Mānuka Hēnare (2014) detailed in He Korunga ō ngā Tikanga: Pluralism Ethics – Matrix of Ethics, which is based on a philosophy of tika (search for the truth of things).

Kawa Atua

Principles from the Atua (Gods)

Tikanga Tangata

Principles and ethics developed by
Tangata (Man)


Forms of behaviour and cultural practice that reinforce kawa and tikanga (custom and protocol)

The values of our organisation are:


Kinship, relationships, sense of belonging


Hospitality, showing respect and generosity


Autonomy, self-determination, control over one’s destiny


Unity, collective action to common purpose for common good

Strategic Plan

In 2015 we developed our most recent Strategic Plan to guide us towards 2025.  Our Strategic Plan is our living, working document that ensures we uphold our Vision, our Mission and our Values.  It talks about WHAT we want to achieve, HOW we aim to achieve and THEN what we expect to happen. 

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165 William Jones Drive, Otangarei
Whangarei 0112
New Zealand