Strengthening health and wellbeing.


Te Rau Ora (originally Te Rau Matatini) is New Zealand’s indigenous Māori organisation providing a range of local and national programmes to improve Māori Health. We have changed our name but not our passion nor our commitment – Strengthening Māori Health & Wellbeing is at the core of what we are doing.

Our new name and look brings us into alignment with our mission, culture and belief to strengthen our people. The name ‘Te Rau Ora’ reflects our unique & inclusive way of capturing and exchanging overall kaupapa of what matters to Māori. We will maintain a commitment to the mental health and addiction sector and want the world to know that we are not just a workforce centre, but rather our overall focus is about the health & wellbeing of Māori.

Our Purpose

To improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation. We strengthen Māori health and wellbeing through nationally navigated and locally led solutions.

Our Work


Enhancing the capability and capacity of workforces to respond to the needs of Māori who have addiction-related challenges.

Publications & Resources

Increasing the access to an evidence base, tools and resources of what works well for Māori.


Promoting opportunities for Rangatahi to enter into the health and disability sector pipeline.

Public Health

Promoting the needs of Māori through public health strategies that are acceptable to Māori aspirations.

Lived Experience

Increasing the opportunities for Māori with lived experience to lead and transform approaches in the health sector toward Wellbeing.

Suicide Prevention & Postvention

Addressing the issue of suicide through leadership; Strengthening our Rangatahi, community and whānau capacity, research and evidence to enhance Māori wellbeing.

Mental Health

Enhancing the capability and capacity of workforces to respond to the needs of Māori who experience mental health and emotional challenges.

Education & Training

Drawing from matauranga Māori  pedagogy and contemporary health knowledge to ensure participants are supported and empowered to become a stronger workforce.

Workforce Development

Promoting leading practice models and approaches to increase the Māori Workforce in the health and disability sector.


Growing and advancing the capacity and capability of Māori for Leadership.


Increasing the evidence base of what works for and by Māori.


Increasing access to opportunities for personal and professional development for people pursuing a career in health.

Our News & Pānui

Stay up to date with our latest articles and pānui

Te Rau Ora Wānanga, Hoani Waititi Marae

Strengthening our relationships and kaupapa as Māori are just as important for our kaimahi as it is in the mahi we provide to our people as a National Māori Organisation focused on strengthening Māori health and wellbeing. Our Annual kaimahi noho wānanga held at Hoani...

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Whats New At Te Rau Ora

A New Alcohol & Drug Workforce Innovation Te Rau Ora and New Zealand Drug Foundation confirmed their partnership through a new memorandum of understanding and announced their new Alcohol and Drug Workforce Innovation that will focus on: An Alcohol and Drug...

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Stay In Touch

Please make contact with us by using the details below or completing the form.

Ph: +64 4 473 9591 or 0800 MATATINI

Te Whare o Tāmaki | Auckland Office
86E Plunket Avenue, Wiri, Auckland

Te Whare o Kirikiriroa | Hamilton Office
233 Anglesea Street, Hamilton
PO Box 104 Hamilton, 3240.

Te Whare o Poneke | Wellington Office
1/22 Kaiwharawhara Rd,
Kaiwharawhara, Wellington
PO Box 5731 Wellington, 6140.

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