Manawhenua Hauora is a consortium of all four Iwi who have manawhenua status in Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Otaki districts.
Manawhenua Hauora is a consortium of all four Iwi who have manawhenua status in Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua and Otaki districts. The roopu comprises representatives from Ngati Raukawa, Muaupoko, Rangitaane and Ngati Kahungunu.
Manawhenua Hauora was established to advance iwi Maori health and work together to achieve the best possible health outcomes for iwi Maori people residing in Manawatu, Horowhenua, Otaki and Tararua districts. A Memorandum of Understanding
between MidCentral DHB and Manawhenua Hauora underpins this partnership.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
The shared commitment to Maori Health is contained in a Memorandum of Understanding
between the Board of MidCentral DHB and Manawhenua Hauora. This memorandum was established on 17 April 2001 and is reviewed three-yearly. It was last reviewed in 2018 and re-signed on 25 February 2019.
The Memorandum of Understanding is based on four fundamental principles:
- a common interest and commitment to advancing Maori health
- building on the gains and understandings already made in improving Maori health
- applying the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi to work to achieve the best outcomes for Maori health
- partnership and mutual regard
Key planning strategies and documents developed by MidCentral DHB with input from Manawhenua Hauora are available from the publications section.
In addition to this formal Iwi partnership arrangement, the various services/departments of MidCentral DHB have links with both Iwi health and independent Maori health providers.