Strengthening health and wellbeing.


In our logo

The Mamaku fern references the rau from the original logo (from Te Rau Matatini) as well as health and growth.

The overlapping circles symbolise kotahitanga and building stronger relationships.

Te Rau Ora our logo, tagline, typography and design tells a single-minded story.

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 Poroporoaki mo Tima

Te Poroporoaki mo Tima

Tima Tuinasau came to work for Te Rau Matatini in 2011, a humble woman, always with a smile and gentle approach who worked her way from administration support to business manager. In the decade Tima spent with us, she was known for her can do attitude and warm smile. ...

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Te Whare Tukutuku

Te Whare Tukutuku

On behalf of Te Whare Tukutuku we would like  to extend our thanks to those of you who completed  He Ara Waiora Workforce survey.  To one and all, the sustenance of chiefs is discussion, and, you gifted your thoughts and your words for our gain.   Whiria te muka...

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Te Rau Ora Taitama Waka Ama

Te Rau Ora Taitama Waka Ama

Each year the Waka Ama Sprint Nationals are held at Karapiro.  This year, Ngahuia Ormsby, staff member of Te Rau Ora coached two squads of taitama to compete in this year’s races.  If you know anything about Waka Ama, it is a movement and a whānau – for this...

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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
2 Cameron Street
Wellington, 6035

PO Box 5731 Wellington, 6140.

Te Whare o Te Waipounamu | South Island Office
Bond Street (Level 1), Dunedin



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