Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua

Your Home Away From Home

We are a kaupapa Māori health service committed to providing the very best care to all whānau in the Marlborough region who need our support.

Our Kaupapa Māori Services in the Marlborough Region

Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua (THONR) began its journey in 1996 as a mobile Māori health provider. Today, we remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting whānau throughout the region and beyond, adapting to the ever-changing needs of our community.

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Whānau Ora

Empower your whānau with our Whānau Ora Navigators, who offer personalised, wrap-around support and ongoing care for individuals and families navigating life's challenges. Our inter-generational, collective, locally-driven, and strengths-focused approach is delivered by staff with lived experiences, fostering deeper connections and understanding with the whānau we serve.

Rongoā Māori

Experience holistic healing with our Rongoā Māori services, which provide traditional Māori therapy, mirimiri (massage), karakia (prayer), and whitiwhiti kōrero (sharing of thoughts and issues). Our skilled practitioners offer a nurturing environment to support your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Āhuru Poipoia

Āhuru Poipoia empowers whānau through a family-centered, coordinated approach that places whānau at the heart of all decision-making. Our vision is for families to have the tools to take ownership and make changes, improving the well-being of their pēpi, tamariki, and rangatahi. We can facilitate Whānau hui and collaborate with other service providers to ensure the best support and resources for your family's needs.

Kaumātua Services

Our compassionate Kaumātua Navigator works alongside Kaumātua (elders) who are experiencing mistreatment, ensuring their immediate safety and mobilising access to the right services. We provide care, support, and guidance, enabling our treasured kaumātua to live with dignity and respect.

Palliative Care Support for Whānau

In partnership with Hospice Marlborough, our Palliative Care Support Kaimahi offers dignified, caring, and culturally focused support to whānau of all ages in palliative, hospice, or outpatient care. We are dedicated to providing comfort, understanding, and assistance during life's most challenging times.

Our Team

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Staceylee Johnson

Administrator

Abbeylee McKenzie-Epiha

Whānau Ora Navigator

Heylie Palahame

Whānau Ora Navigator & Rongoā Practitioner

Karen Starkey

Rongoā Practitioner

Lovey Walsh

Rongoā Practitioner and Kaitautoko

Sophie Smith

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Krystal McGregor

Āhuru Poipoia Coordinator

Helen Tugia

Programme Coordinator- Kuia, Koroua, Kaumātua & Tangata Whaikaha

Roka Manihera-Rolls

Kaiāwhina- Kuia, Koroua, Kaumātua & Tangata Whaikaha

Lyn Bird

Palliative Care Support

Nicki Kitson

Pou Āwhina Tāhūhū

Ripeka Houkamau

Pou Oranga

Helen Leahy

Director

Lee Luke

Director

Jennie Smeaton

Director

Molly Luke

Manu Taiko

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Takiri mai ra ko te ata i te tonga. Ka whariki mai te manu kua ao kua awatea. He ngākau aroha e kitea i roto inga to pito o te whare, Ngā uri whaka tupu ki te maunga teitei. E rupu mai ana e ngā hua papai, He oranga mō te iwi māori. - Nā te Kuia nā Keupe Stafford Fairest.

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Takiri mai ra te ata i te tonga. Ka whariki mai te manu kua ao kua awatea. He ngākau aroha e kitea i roto i nga to pito o te whare, Ngā uri whakatupu ki te maunga teitei. E rupu mai ana e ngā hua papai, He oranga mō te iwi Māori. - Nā te Kuia nā Keupe Stafford Fairest.