Maori Health

Nau mai, haere mai !

Durham Health has a Maori health plan to address the needs of our enrolled Maori patients and optimise healthcare.

We offer a wide range of health services many of which are free to all our enrolled patients including : 

Annual diabetic check with nurse - free for all our patients with diabetes.

Mental health extended consultations - when you need a bit of extra time with the doctor to talk about mental health, drug and/or alcohol issues, but have trouble meeting the cost of a double appointment.

Breastscreen South - to enrol in the breastscreen program (women age 45-69)

Contact : 0800 270 200 or email or ask us to make the appointment for you.

You are always welcome to attend the surgery with whanau or a support person of your choice.


Local Maori Health and Support services :

Ready to stop smoking ? - Aukati Kaipaipa - 0800 4 257 00

Youth mentoring - Te Ora Hou -03 352 1057 or Te Tai O Marokura (see below)  

He Waka Tapu - free cervical screening for all Maori and Pacific Island Women age 20-69 who have never had a cervical smear or who have not had a cervical smear in the last 3 years and are overdue. Transport can be provided free and you or your medical centre can book an appointment by calling Leanne Lloyd on : 03 359 7407

Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust (branch of Maori womens welfare league)  - Kaupapa Maori ideals to promote , deliver and improve healthcare - Outreach Immunisation Service, Child restraints - car seat programme, Tamariki ora PAFT (Parents as first teachers),nutrition and physical activities,preschool promotion, Rapuora mobile nurses.

Contact 03 344 5062

Maori Disabilities and Resource Centre - includes Disability and Advisory Service, Hearing/vision impaired support, 24 hour crisis team, advocacy, counselling, instruction in taha Maori, Treaty of Waitangi, Home visits, Alcohol and Drug recovery, at risk youth, Diabetes testing, Health education, Cultural supervision, Mirimiri (massage) and Budgeting advice.

Contact :  03 337 8013 and for crisis team pager 086 836 839 or 086 838 223

Te Tai O Marokura - Health and Social services - including Alcohol and Drug assessments/support, Youth counselling, Social worker, Youth Programme, Youth Justice support, Strengthening Families, Budget advice, Whanau Ora (Family health), Cervical screening, Smoking cessation, Tamariki Ora (well child), B4 school checks , Mama and Pepi (Pregnancy Support), Environmental Health, Court support and Advocacy Services.

Contact Te Tai O Marokura - 03 319 6443  

Te Pito Ora - Kaupapa Maori 24 hour staffed residential facility for adults who experience mental illness.

Contact  03365 9698

Tangata Atamotu Trust Mobile Nursing Service  - contact 03 940 5692

Te Runanga o Nga Maata Waka - manage the National Marae Nga Hau e Wha 

Provides the following:  education, health, counselling, tanigihanga, driver education, advocacy, early childhood education, recreation, sport, justice, courts, legal support, Maori legal services and initiatives in employment related matters.  Other projects include a garden at Tuahiwi (that provides vegetables for locals, community groups, kaumatua and anyone in need).

Contact details :

250 Pages Rd

PO Box 15057

Phone 03 388 7685

Website :   


Ramai Lord- Pegasus PHO Maori Health Manager. Contact 03 353 0874 or 021 413 406.