Hapu Ora

The communities served by Te Rūnanga and its partners are notable in that they exhibit concentrations of complexity with co-existing social issues impacting health. Many of the health conditions whānau face result from socio-economic factors including poor housing, lack of financial resources, social isolation, limited employment opportunities, and lower levels of education achievement.

The integrated services offered along with the flexible, whānau-centric kaupapa builds the trusted relationships required to address these issues.

Hauora Service

The Hauora Service uses a whānau-centric approach to deliver holistic, integrated services that aim to identify and meet the needs of whānau and in so doing: address the social determinants of health including poverty, poor housing and lack of access to services; negate the adverse effects of financial deprivation, poor education achievement, criminal offending and lack of employment; and assist whānau to navigate and access services they need to manage their well being.

Services include:

  • Advocacy
    • Advocating for whānau with MSD/WINZ
    • Advocating for whānau with Oranga Tamariki
    • Advocating for clients with doctors/specialist/other health providers
    • Advocating for clients to gain access to medical services
    • Advocating for clients with police and/or the justice system
    • Advocating for Kaianga Ora and/or emergency housing
  • Navigation
    • Legal advice
    • Budgeting support
    • Parenting support
  • Community well being
    • Home visits (Kaumatua support & home help)
    • Pharmacy pick-up/deliveries
    • Kaibosh (food relief)
    • Food vouchers. food bank and food supplies
    • Weekly Te Ao Māori classes to enhance personal growth and development
    • Kapa haka training
    • Tai Chi sessions
    • Kaumātua exercise sessions
    • Advanced care planning
  • Transport
    • Transport provision (doctors, specialists, clinics, shopping, airport, blood clinic, marae programmes & local events)
  • Whānau Hauora
    • Mirimiri
    • Rongoā
    • Hapū Ora
    • Whānau hui
    • Whānau needs assessments, whānau ora plans
    • Advanced care plans

Te Rūnanga delivers these services in partnership with the five Marae in the Valley – Ōrongomai, Koraunui, Waiwhetu, Wainuiomata and Kōkiri Pukeatua.
Te Rūnanga service is led by Lisa Temple. For more information contact us on (04) 566 8214 or e-mail info@atiawa.com